Have We Acclimated to the Warm Zone?

Have We Acclimated to the Warm Zone?
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded January 30, 2015
Unit 1 Video


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 mindset.

During an active shooter incident, law enforcement officers arrive on scene first and sweep the area for active threats, providing cover for specially-trained Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to provide care in the warm zone. Over the past 2-3 years, great emphasis has been placed on the concept of moving EMS “into the warm zone.”

Join us as we look at a few examples of jurisdictions that have embraced these concepts and look at some lessons learned during the training for such events. How well have we adjusted to working in the warm zone and can/should we move further forward or stay where we are?