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Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council: Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting Comprehensive guidance from the Joint Commission written for healthcare facilities to prevent, respond to, and recover from an active shooter event. The document includes law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response.

Active Assailant Full Scale Exercise Templates Editable exercise documents produced by the Hospital Association of Southern California. Any facility could customize them for their particular needs. Note that the exercise documents are not Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) compliant.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train the Trainer 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.

Incorporating Shooter Incident Planning into Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans This document is primarily designed to encourage facilities to consider how to better prepare for an active shooter incident. Though hospitals and many other Health Care Facilities (HCFs) have emergency operations plans (EOPs), this document provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership, and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique  Read the Rest…

Mass Casualty Management Systems – Strategies and Guidelines for Building Health Sector Capacity These guidelines were created following a Global Consultation on Mass Casualty held at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. They are designed to help policymakers, decision-makers, and emergency managers at all levels, particularly at the local community level, to overcome the gaps in health system preparedness for managing mass casualty incidents.

FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness – Training Resources The FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) provides in-person and web-based training courses relevant to the response and management of mass casualty incidents.  The CDP has trained over 1.3 million emergency responders over the past two decades.  The training calendar for both in-person and virtual instruction will be updated regularly.

Planning for Mass Casualty Incidents: Emergency Treatment and Privacy Considerations This document is by the American Bar Association and provides an overview of legalities that could be involved with a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). It also includes several links to other resource sites on varying topics associated with MCIs.

InfraGard – Partnership for Protection 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.

Active Shooter Planning and Response: Learn How to Survive a Shooting Event in a Healthcare Setting Developed by the Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, this is an in-depth look at the four (4) phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. This document offers step-by-step guidance to assist healthcare facilities in active shooter planning and response.