An “Active Threat” is defined as any incident which creates an immediate threat or presents an imminent danger as one or more persons seek out a target rich environment and participate in a random or systematic infliction of death or grievous bodily harm. These acts create an immediate risk to the safety of those in the vicinity. Active threats might include the following:
- Active shooter
- Assailant with a knife
- Vehicle-ramming attack
Active Threat Resources
UPCOMING EXERCISES AND EVENTS
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Active Shooter Drill and Evaluation Resources
Author: ASPR TRACIE
Date Published: 2018
Annotation: This ASPR TRACIE TA response includes resources related to healthcare facility active shooter drills and drill evaluations.
Active Shooter/Hostile Event Guide (ASHE)
Author: InterAgency Board
Date Published: July 2016
Annotation: This document is designed to serve as a template and checklist for preparing ASHE-specific plans and procedures.
Link: Active Shooter-Hostile Event Guide
Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting
Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Date Published: 2017
Annotation: This document provides active shooter guidance tailored specifically to the healthcare setting.
Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events.
Source: Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Author: Hick, J.L., D. Hanfling, B. Evans, S., et al.
Date Published: 2016
Annotation: This paper can help responders and planners identify and address gaps in planning for active shooter and bombing events.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH RESOURCES
How to Respond When An Active Shooter Is In Your Vicinity
Pathways to Violence
Those Terrible First Few Minutes: Revisiting Active Shooter Protocols for Schools
Authors: Michael E. Buerger, Ph.D & Geoffrey E. Buerger, Ph.D
LESSONS LEARNED - HIGHLIGHTS
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LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care – Guidelines
Annotation: The Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care used the military battlefield guidelines of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) as an evidenced based starting point in the development of civilian specific medical guidelines for high threat operations. Each phase and medical recommendation of the military TCCC guidelines was examined and discussed by the Committee, and then was re-written, annotated, or removed through consensus voting of the Guidelines Committee to create civilian specific, civilian appropriate guidance.
NFPA 3000™ (PS): Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program
Author: National Fire Protection Agency
Date Published: 2018
Annotation: The NFPA 3000™ (PS): Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program identifies the minimum program elements needed to organize, manage, and sustain an active shooter and/or hostile event response program that helps mitigate the risks, effect, and impact on an organization or community affected by these events. Chapter 19 applies to medical facilities who are preparing to receive patients from an active shooter/hostile event, while Chapter 20 addresses comprehensive recovery including the Family Assistance Center.