Active Shooter

 

 

According to news reports, more than 88 mass casualty events, a distinct category of shootings taking place in a public setting, have taken place in the last 30 years, or roughly 1 every 4 months.  However, statistics show the rate of mass casualty shootings is increasing, meaning that, unfortunately, first responders will likely come across one this type of event in the near future — and potentially many times throughout their careers. 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Mass Casualty and Emergency Management on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge about how to respond to, prepare for, and recover from Mass Casualty and other major Emergency events by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Mark Warren
02 / 21 / 2019

In the first of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Mark Warren
04 / 18 / 2019

In the second of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Mark Warren
05 / 30 / 2019

In this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe could be capable of [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Tami Griffith
Milt Nenneman
Bob Walker

It is a terrible reality that the probability of active shooting happening to our workplaces or our children’s schools has become a matter of when and not if. [...]

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Recovering from Mass Casualty Events
Mark Warren

Mark Warren joins the Justice Clearinghouse again for the third and final part of this webinar series on intruder incidents. Coming from the prevention and response standpoint of the past [...]

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Mark Warren

In light of the horrible Florida shooting and its students spearheading a movement for safer schools and communities, we've come to a tipping point. But while we're waiting [...]

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Mark Warren

Watching the news, we often hear people saying that they did not expect something terrible to happen in their place of work, worship, leisure, among others. We surely cannot prevent [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

The recent shooting in Kentucky was the 11th of the year, and the worst so far. This statistic is difficult to wrap our heads around as it is only 25 days [...]

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Amy Morgan

Combining elements from industry post-action techniques, and therapy techniques, this course teaches the PASD© method for developing individual and team strength to be better prepared for action, debrief following [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

A few weeks ago, we went through the detailed timeline of the Century 16 Theatre Shooting in Aurora Colorado. Lieutenant Stephen Redfearn of the Aurora PD recounted the events as a [...]

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Stephen Redfearn

Coming from a horrifying shooting incident in Las Vegas that killed 59 and injured 500 more, the subject of mass shooting is again brought to the spotlight. It sparked lots of debate, [...]

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Cheryl Michaels

Gun control and its correlation to mass shootings are highly debated issues. Public venues like schools, stadiums, commercial venues, and communities are high-risk targets of such violence which seemingly continues [...]

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Leadership During Crisis
Jeff Fox

Leadership during crisis is complex and is most needed in any situation where failure is not an option and there is the potential for extremely negative results. A crisis leader [...]

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Amy Morgan

Working in law enforcement, while incredibly rewarding, can at times also be equally stressful. And then, there’s events like the Pulse Nightclub Shooing in Orlando. Or Sandy Hook [...]

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Mark Warren

As law enforcement officer’s we have been training to respond to an active shooter situation since the Columbine school attack. This was the incident that forced us to change [...]

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Kenneth Davidson

  Moving into an active shooter scene is not the same as strolling into any other crime scene. It demands specialized training, specialized equipment and maybe, most importantly, a specialized [...]

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Rick Parfitt

  This presentation about the identification of and prevention of active shooters.  We can add a lot of hardware and sophisticated security to deter these types of events, but we [...]

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Mark Warren

  The MISSION generally speaking of emergency dispatchers and 911 call takers is: “To provide timely, professional, quality service to a highly diverse group of members of the community, fellow members [...]

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Michael Gorham

  This educational and non-commercial webinar will cover the basics (and more) about Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS). TEMS is one of the hottest topics in public safety right now, [...]

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Paul Nelson

  Description While what we now call "active assailant" incidents occurred prior to Columbine, it was that one that caused police departments and schools across the nation to start examining [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Milt Nenneman and Bob Walker answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Giving First Responders and Schools an EDGE on Active Shooter Training." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Columbine. Newtown. Parkland. Santa Fe.  With school shootings becoming an all-too-common recurrence across the US, first responders and school personnel are struggling to find ways to address, plan for [...]

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Parents Behind the Police Tape
Mark Warren

In light of the Parkland/Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Strategos' Mark Warren shared what families need to know when they've discovered a shooting has happened at [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Effective Response - the Value of Time During an Intruder Response Incident. Here are some of his [...]

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Christina McCale

Once the police tape has been taken down and the memorial services concluded, somehow the surivors of a mass casualty or active shooter event have to find a way to [...]

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"I never thought it would happen here." So often, after a mass casualty event, people respond that they are shocked that such an incident could happen to them, [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Does Preparation Equal Prevention: Why Prepare for an Intruder Response Incident. Here are some of his responses. &[...]

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 Webinar presenter Cassidee Carlson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Developing a PIO Support Program for Families During Mass Casualty Events.     Audience Question: [...]

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Christina McCale

When a major event happens, such as a mass casualty incident, first responder agencies can be deluged by local, national -- even international press... Not to mention social media. It [...]

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Christina McCale

Once a critical incident has begun, people have only moments before needing to take action. But without training, it's difficult to know what action to take is the right [...]

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Christina McCale

None of us want to believe an intruder will invade our workplaces and cause murder or mayhem. But workplace violence happens every year... Even at government agencies. Join us for [...]

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This infographic, based on the webinar, "Lessons Learned from the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting," shares the 9 key things law enforcement should do to after a mass casualty event [...]

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This infographic, based on the webinar, "Lessons Learned from the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting," shares the 7 key things law enforcement should do when responding to a mass casualty [...]

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This infographic, based on the webinar, "Lessons Learned from the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting," shares the 4 key things law enforcement should do to prepare for a mass casualty [...]

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Christina McCale

As first responders address the immediate, critical and life-or-death needs of those affected by a mass casualty event, there is an equally important partner often forgotten about during times [...]

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Cheryl Michaels
This infographic, based on a webinar, reviews the basics of emergency management, the types of mitigation, the 3 step communications plan, and 11-key lessons learned.
Christina McCale

Prior to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the Aurora Movie Theatre shooting was the largest mass shooting in U.S. History. The incident will forever be seared into the [...]

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Christina McCale

Most of us may immediately think about the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) when dealing with the obvious application - when an unidentified body has been found [...]

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Christina McCale

Emergency preparedness doesn't happen overnight - nor does it happen in a vacuum.  On June 5, 2014, a man armed with a shotgun killed 1 student and injured 2 more at Seattle [...]

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"The truth, however, is that day-to-day police work includes enough stress and exposure to trauma for chiefs to be concerned about every officer’s mental wellness, whether or [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders and professionals in the justice/public safety see a lot -- and deal with a lot. First responders see the horrors of situations. Police officers see the worst [...]

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Christina McCale

Leadership isn't easy.  While managing and leading during a routine day - the type of day where you know the general "outline" of your day might [...]

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Christina McCale

Working in law enforcement, while incredibly rewarding, can at times also be equally stressful. And then, there’s events like the Pulse Nightclub Shooing in Orlando. Or Virginia Tech. [...]

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