Every organization and community is vulnerable to violence, regardless of size or type. There is no type of organization or geographic location immune from this risk. The Active Shooter threat is a dynamic, multifaceted problem that requires a multidimensional approach to prevention, response and recovery. Case studies have indicated that shooters often begin planning and preparing for an attack weeks, months and sometimes years in advance. The post-incident consequences for Individuals, families, communities and organizations can last for decades.
To mitigate this risk, it is important to understand the dynamics of the violent event, plan for the full-cycle of the event, and prepare those at risk with the necessary information and skills. Understanding and planning for the entire incident cycle is the approach discussed in this program, and is referred to as "Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management."