Active Shooter Preparedness

Active Shooter Preparedness

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Active Shooter Booklet (pdf)
Active Shooter Pocket Card (external link)

Active Shooter Training Online:
DHS Training Course

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Independent Study Course titled: Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), is a no-cost training course developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. This training is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) at

The training is targeted to reach a broad range of individuals, including managers and employees, so they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. 

The course is self-paced and takes about 45 minutes to complete. Upon completion of Active Shooter, What You Can Do, employees and managers will be able to:

  • Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
  • A certificate from FEMA EMI is awarded to participants who complete the course and pass a short final exam.