Unfortunately, active shooter events and terrorist attacks are becoming more common in today’s world. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has reviewed and gathered this information for members and interested individuals, which can help you prevent and prepare for attacks and survive an incident if it occurs.
SIA provides active shooter incident-related resources for members of the security community and other stakeholders.
- Comments on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 3000 Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program
- Detect and Defend: Applying Lessons Learned to Mitigate Active Shooter Incidents in Schools
ASIS International provides a variety of resources, including webinars, recorded conference sessions, articles, and interviews, to educate the public on preventing, surviving and recovering from an active shooter attack.
- ASIS School Safety & Security Council Active Shooter White Paper
- Deterring and Mitigating Attack
- Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training Exercise
The FBI provides a multitude of resources related to active shooter events that can help you study the trends, evaluate possible risks and prepare for an incident. These resources include a list of active shooter events from 2000 through 2018, information on the study of active shooters and pre-attack behaviors and helpful insights regarding attack prevention.
- 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. (2000-2017)
- Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. (2000-2018)
- Active Shooter Study: Quick Reference Guide
- Active Shooter Event: Quick Reference Guide
- Active Shooter Event: Quick Reference Guide (Spanish)
- Campus Attacks
- Developing Emergency Operations Plans
- Heat Map: Active Shooter Incidents (2000-2017)
- Law Enforcement Bulletin: Addressing the Problem of the Active Shooter
- Law Enforcement Bulletin: Workplace Violence Prevention
- Making Prevention a Reality
- Quick Reference Guide: Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S. (2000-2013)
- Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis Situation
- Study of Active Shooter Events (2000-2013)
- Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S. (2000-2013)
- Video: The Coming Storm
- Violence Prevention in Schools
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The IACP, through its Law Enforcement Policy Center, offers a variety of active shooter incident-related resources identifying leading practices and providing guidance to the law enforcement profession.
The Joint Commission provides resources for health care professionals on active shooter planning and response. Topics include include surviving an attack in a health care setting, medical response to attacks and preventing violence and attacks from happening.
- Active Shooter Planning and Response
- Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter/Bombing Events
- Quick Safety – Preparing for Active Shooter Situations
The National Safety Council’s training program Surviving an Active Shooter Event is designed to strengthen community safety, increase situational awareness and build residents’ confidence regarding what to do in active shooter situations. This page shares teaching materials from the program that can be used to lead community trainings.
New York Police Department (NYPD)
NYPD SHIELD, an umbrella program for NYPD initiatives pertaining to private-sector security and counterterrorism, provides safety tips and resources related to active shooter events.
The NFPA 3000 Standard for an ASHER Program addresses all aspects of the process of implementing an integrated preparedness, response and recovery program for active shooter incidents and hostile events. The standard includes everything from identifying hazards and assessing vulnerability to planning, resource management, incident management at a command level, competencies for first responders and recovery.
Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)
First established in 2014, PASS brings together expertise from the education, public safety and industry communities to develop and support a coordinated approach to making effective use of proven security practices specific to K-12 environments and informed decisions on security investments.
- PASS Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools
- What Works in Active Threat Incidents: Best Practices for the K-12 Environment
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS provides resources related to active shooters, including a workshop on preparing for and responding to active shooter incidents, organized by audience type.
- Active Shooter: How to Respond
- Active Shooter Workshop Participant
- First Responder
- Human Resources/Security Professional
- Private Citizen
- Ready.gov Active Shooter
- U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center: Mass Attacks in Public Spaces (2018)
- Video: Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan