According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an active shooter is “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) study identified 200 active shooter incidents in the U.S. from 2000–2015 that killed or wounded a total of 1,274 people. Almost half (44%) of all incidents occurred in areas of commerce. And, over 60% of incidents ended before law enforcement arrived. To help minimize the impact of a workplace shooting and violence in the workplace, companies and individual employees must take steps to plan and prepare.
This active shooter training course is designed to help learners anticipate and recognize an active shooter/active threat situation and react appropriately if they are ever faced with one. Specifically, it covers the warning signs of workplace violence, how to recognize the presence of an active threat, the best course of action to take based on individual abilities and location, and the steps individuals should follow when law enforcement arrives.
Active Shooter/Active Threat Online covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Active Shooting Incidents
- Workplace Violence Indicators
- Signs of an Active Shooting in Progress
- Assess the Situation
- Avoiding the Active Threat
- Denying the Active Shooter’s Access to You
- Defending Yourself Against the Active Shooter
- When Police Arrive at the Scene
- After the Incident
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe warning signs of potential workplace violence
- Recognize signs that an active threat is near
- Identify the best course of action to take if confronted with an active threat
- Explain what to do when police arrive on the scene
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 45 minutes
Testing conducted in this online Active Threat/Active Shooter course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.