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In light recent shootings in the community and around the country, SCN has aggregated the following information that pertains to the training, preparation for, response and recovery from an active shooter event.  The resources contained on this page has come from.

 

An active shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

 

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.  Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.

 

Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation."

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DHS Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This roundtable will help critical infrastructure owners and operators to understand the importance of creating an emergency response plan and exercising that plan and training hourly employees on how to respond should they find themselves confronted with the danger of an active shooter incident.

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DHS Workplace Security Awareness

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This course provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve the security in your workplace.  By the end of this course, you will be able to: identify potential risks to workplace security, describe measures for improving workplace security, and determine the actions to take in response to a security situation.

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DHS Active Shooter: What You Can Do

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. By the end of this course, you will be able to: describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding to law enforcement officials, recognize potential workplace violence indicators, describe actions to take to prevent, prepare for and manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

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Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event

City of Houston, TX

Following the July 21, 2012, mass casualty shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released an instructional video on what to do in case of a similar emergency. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst. Entitled Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event, it depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building. 

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Procedures for Handling Chem/Bio Letters

Secure Community Network - 2011

In this video, the procedures for handling suspicious letters that may contain biological or chemical agents as well as the differences between these materials is detailed. 

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DHS Suspicious Activity Reporting

Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security produced the following video in conjunction with the national "If you See Something, Say Something" campaign to educate and empower citizens to recognize and report suspicious activities and behaviors. 

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Procedures for Handling a Telephone Bomb Threat

Secure Community Network - 2011

This video details the procedures and proper steps if you receive a phoned in bomb threat to your institution or place of work.

  

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7 Signs of Terrorism

Michigan State Police

This video introduces the seven signs of terrorism.  It is intended to provide information on the signs or indicators that may predict a possible terrorist attack.

 

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CERT in Action

In Cert in Action, a fierce storm has struck the local community.  CERT members activate in their neighborhood, set up an Incident Command Post, and assess damage throughout the area.  They use CERT skills to respond to damage and injured victims in the local community center, managing the situation until professional responders are able to arrive. Click here or on image to begin video.

CERT Training: Safety in the After-Disaster Environment

CERT members can prepare to work in a post-disaster area by understanding more about the potential hazards, by preparing their own safety kit and by wearing the right gear.  The purpose of this training video is to prepare CERT members for the kinds of hazards they may experience after a dister and to help them stay safe as they work in the disaster area.

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CERT Training: Handling Mass Casualty Situations

Medical triage is the key to doing the most good for the most people whenever there are more victims than rescuers, resources are limited, and time is critical. This training video provides an overview of the medical triage process and portrays the steps that CERT members need to follow to provide victims the most effective lifesaving support available until professional responders arrive on scene.

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Fire Safety: The CERT Member's Role

This training video covers the basics of fire size up, use of extinguishers, and fire safety. Fires are dangerous and can change quickly. As in all CERT operations, the CERT member’s safety is always the number one priority. Safety measures presented in the video include use of protective gear and the proper equipment to extinguish small fires, working with a buddy and a team, planning for safe entry and exit, maintaining a safe distance and position from a fire, and using the P.A.S.S. procedure to operate fire extinguishers.

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CERT Train-the-Trainer: Victim Extrications

Lt. Gregg Karl of the Arlington County, Virginia, Fire Department walks a group of CERT trainees through a cribbing and leveraging exercise. This video is recommended for use in the CERT Train-the-Trainer course to demonstrate effective instructional techniques for teaching victim extrication.

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CERT Train-the-Trainer: Demonstrating Victim Carries

Lt. Gregg Karl of the Arlington County, Virginia, Fire Department demonstrates three different types of victim carries to a class of CERT trainees. This video is recommended for use in the CERT Train-the-Trainer course to demonstrate effective instructional techniques for teaching victim carries.

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CERT Train-the-Trainer: Demonstrating Head-to-Toe Assessment

Lt. Byron Dixon of the Arlington County, Virginia, Fire Department demonstrates a head-to-toe assessment for a class of CERT trainees. This video is recommended for use in the CERT Train-the-Trainer course to demonstrate effective instructional techniques for teaching head-to-toe assessments.

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