Active Shooter Preparedness

The following is a list of resources pertaining to active shooter preparedness- some of which are pertinent to healthcare facilities:

Run, Hide, Fight Training Video

This 10 minute video produced by the Ready Houston Coalition instructs healthcare staff on the Run, Hide, Fight protocol.

Secure, Preserve, Fight Training Website

“Secure, Preserve, Fight” can be an alternative way to respond to active shooters in healthcare settings when “Run, Hide, Fight” is not possible.

CVHC Speaker Series – Code Silver: Active Shooter in the Hospital

This video is a recording of a presentation delivered at a CVHC meeting by Dr. Sridhar Chilimuri of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Chilimuri reviews the response and lessons learned from an active shooter incident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Summer, 2017.

Active Shooter Planning & Response in a Healthcare Setting

This 115-page guide is the most comprehensive document for active shooter planning and response for healthcare settings.  If you can only read one document on this subject, this is the one to choose.

Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning into Healthcare Facility Emergency Operations Plans

This comprehensive, 32 page guide was produced by DHHS, ASPR, DOJ, DHS, and FEMA.  It covers all aspects of the emergency planning process for active shooter incidents and includes information on Threat Assessment Teams and HIPAA concerns.

LTC Shots Fired Situation Manual

The SitMan for an LTC exercise conducted in New Jersey in January of 2013.  This is a great resource for thinking through an active shooter scenario.  It would be valuable for planning a table-top exercise or drill in a healthcare facility.  The AAR from the exercise in 2013 is here.

Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide

Due to the nature of an active shooter event, this document contains guidance for all who might be involved, including law enforcement agencies, facility tenants, and the public. It contains a set of best practices and recommendations to assist with implementing the active shooter policy.

Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness Videos & Resources

The webpage maintained by the Department of Homeland Security provides a number of training videos and electronic resources for active shooter preparedness organizational planning.