Response to Active Shooter Incidents for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
“Active Shooter” is a phrase used by law enforcement that describes an armed person whose activity is immediately causing serious injury or death and has not yet been contained. The active shooter subject uses deadly physical force on individuals and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims.
The Response to Active Shooter Incidents for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities training seminar is designed to bridge the gap between responding law enforcement officers and hospital public safety/security officers, administrators, and other healthcare facility personnel in an active shooter situation. The presentation is designed to assist hospital personnel in their ability to: prevent; report; and protect themselves and their patients from an active shooter during the critical moments before the arrival of police and what to expect from the officers once they are on scene. It will prepare participants to provide law enforcement officers with the necessary information to properly respond to these extremely difficult situations.
This seminar will include a classroom presentation covering the following areas: Overview and historical examination of active shooter violence in hospital and healthcare campus environments; an examination of lessons learned; the differences between the active shooter and hostage taker; behavioral pre-cursors; threat assessments; facility lockdowns; and rapid deployment response by healthcare facility security/public safety personnel. The training also includes exercises to be used to facilitate discussions about the development of effective crisis management protocols used to deal with crisis situations and demonstrate the lessons learned.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities interested in hosting this seminar are encouraged to contact us to discuss how we can customize the presentation to best meet the needs of your healthcare facility and utilize your current Emergency Operations/Safety Plan in our exercises. Critical guidance will be outlined, including strategies to help you and members of your organization survive an active shooter situation whether in the hospital, other healthcare facility, or any other venue. The purpose of the healthcare facility exercise is to coordinate hospital and regional command centers in order to exercise safety, security and other plans in response to an Active Shooter incident. The exercise will test and evaluate operational procedures for internal and external plans. This exercise enables participants to assess current response capabilities to an Active Shooter incident, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to identify future training needs. The exercise will focus on critical decisions and coordination of participants necessary to respond to an Active Shooter event. For additional information about the benefits of hosting this course at your location, contact us today. When violence erupts in a healthcare facility, the outcome and events of the incident are unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished trust in the facility by patient, staff and the community are just a few of the possible consequences. The risk for violence is difficult to predict and almost impossible to eliminate. This course provides instruction on ways hospital staff can reduce potential and minimize the impact of violent situations specifically involving an active shooter incident.
All course instructors are current law enforcement officers with specialized instructor certifications and experience in active shooter response training.