Active Shooter/Violence Resources for EMS
Updated December 22, 2015
In the sad wake of many recent mass shooting incidents, the AAA wants to ensure you and your team have all of the best information possible about handling these scenarios.
Are there other resources you use with your team to prepare for active shooters? Please share with us in the comments and we will augment this list. Thank you, and stay safe!
Preventing and Surviving Violence
- DHS’s First Responder Guidance for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents
- FEMA’s Fire/EMS Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents
- AAA’s Preventing Workplace Violence article by Scott Moore, JD (member-only)
- Interagency Board’s Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response: Best Practices and Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
- Implement a workplace violence policy, similar to AAA’s sample (member-only)
- Understand the 5 Phases of Active Shooter Incidents (Police 1)
- Consider sending staff to EMS Active Shooter training
- Learn more about other DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Resources
Recovering from Active Shooter Incidents
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) onsite counseling for staff (free to AAA member organizations)
- Employee Assistance Program in-person counseling (free to employees of AAA member organizations)
- Find a PTSD counselor
- How tactical medics responded to the Planned Parenthood shooting (EMS1)
- How first medic on scene responded to San Bernardino shooting (EMS1)
- Hybrid Targeted Violence vs. Active Shooter Incidents (EMS1)
Special thanks to Scott Moore of EMS Resource Advisors, Steve Delahousey of AMR, Aarron Reinert of Lakes Region EMS, John Peterson of Sunstar Paramedics, and Christopher Eisenhardt of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team for their assistance.