MERIT Active Shooter Response Training

MOVE: Away from the violence. Put time and distance between you and the intruder.
EVACUATE: If safe to do so, immediately evacuate and get to a safe place, taking as many people with you as possible. Don’t let others slow you down. If you do not know where the shooter is, it may be safer to lockdown/barricade where you are.
RESPOND: If you cannot escape, respond to the threat. Lockdown, barricade doors, prepare to fight back!
INFORM: Call 911. If possible, let others know there is a threat.
TREAT: Provide care for the wounded. STOP THE BLEED! Don’t wait for first responders to arrive. Immediately start medical care for yourself and others using pre-staged lifesaving equipment.

This training session will focus on the importance of establishing “prevention-based” active shooter programs, concentrating on preventing the act of violence before it occurs. Past acts of violence in the K–12 environments and current strategies and policies will be reviewed to build a comprehensive active shooter program— providing techniques that will aid in reducing the risk and the anxiety/fear of staff.

Participants will learn the importance of integrating behavioral intervention teams and about the risk and threat assessment processes in addition to learning approaches on effective best practices to consider during an active shooter incident. Participants will be provided with common emergency terminology used to ensure that “we are all on the same page” during a critical incident— both internally with staff/students and externally with first responders; approaches on student management during an event; and how to communicate during a critical incident such as an active shooter event.

We will also discuss common legal “roadblocks” such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as to reporting students of concern and the sharing information.

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Can be offered in 90min/2-hours/4-hours/8-hours timeframes.

Contact Chris Connolly for upcoming locations, to inquire about hosting on your campus, or to talk with a NaBITA team member about additional training offerings.