The Department of Homeland security has created an Emergency Action Plan guide for Active Shooter Preparedness. Organizations are encouraged to use this guide as a medium to document the initial steps toward creating an Active Shooter preparedness plan.
This guide is not meant to replace your organization’s Emergency Action Plan. Rather, it is a tool that begins the EAP development process.
How to Use This Guide
Step 1 – Review the pre-planning recommendations and suggested training.
Step 2 – Allot at least 2-hours to complete the Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan video.
Step 3 – Watch the EAP video.
Step 4 – Complete Planning Steps 1-6 in the guide. Use the fillable space to document the initial steps required to begin developing the organization’s Emergency Action Plan. Note: The Planning Steps contain information derived from the EAP video and other online resources to help inform the planning process.
Step 5 – Begin drafting the organization’s Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan. Refer to the EAP Guide and resources listed in Pre-Planning Recommendations and Suggested Training as required.
This article is a summary of the EAP for Active Shooter Preparedness created by the Department of Homeland Security. All credit goes to their team.
Contact the DHS Active Shooter Preparedness team at ASworkshop@hq.dhs.gov
Pre-Planning Recommendations and Suggested Training
The Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Video is a virtual learning tool that describes the fundamental concepts of developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for an active shooter scenario. This instructive video guides organizations through important considerations of EAP development utilizing the first-hand perspectives of active shooter survivors, first responders, and other subject matter experts who share their unique insights.
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