A selection of references, training, and videos have been compiled below to assist those in human services in understanding how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to an active assailant incident. Human Services professionals are encouraged to utilize these resources as a starting point for discussion and protocol development to fit their organization’s needs.
Support Services for Mass Casualty Incidents: Guidance & Best Practices
The AAIWG’s Emergency People Search and Recovery Subcommittee developed this Support Services for Mass Casualty Incidents: Guidance and Best Practices to identify best practices, resources, and operational considerations relevant to emergency people search and recovery activities.
Active Shooter Awareness Guide – Access and Functional Needs
Developed by California Office of Emergency Services, this document provides guidance on planning for the unique needs of people with access and functional needs while developing active assailant plans.
Training video and web-based training course created because life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. These injuries can require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying, so those nearest to someone are best positioned to provide first care.
The InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure.
One of the best ways to increase a person’s likelihood of survival when severely injured during active assailant incident is to quickly stop severe bleeding. Coworkers can provide initial life-saving measures. The Stop the Bleed® site provides resources on how to organize an in-person training, life-saving strategies and posters, instructional videos, and aid kits to place in common areas.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.