Active Shooter Information

An Active Shooter is an individual(s) who are actively engaging in a random or systematic shooting incident. The individual(s) demonstrate a specific intent to inflict serious bodily injury or death with firearms, or with any other deadly weapon (i.e., knife, club, bow and arrow, explosives, etc.). Generally, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. This incident evolves quickly and can be over in a matter of minutes. Quick response by law enforcement personnel is critical to stopping the threat and mitigating harm to innocent people.

Just as important is the concept of Active Threat(s). An Active Threat is any on-going act of violence which threatens the life and safety of a population and/or results in mass causalities/fatalities. Perpetrator(s) use firearms, knives, clubs, pipe bombs, improvised explosive device(s), vehicle(s), or other associated deadly weapon with the intent to cause serious bodily injury or death of an individual, group, or population.


Active Shooter/Threat Resources

Active Shooter Preparedness

Quick Reference Guide

Run, Hide, Fight

Video: Run, Hide, Fight

Active Shooter Pocket Card

FEMA Active Shooter Flyer

Ready.gov Active Shooter Information

Training Videos