An active shooter is defined as an individual who is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in the hospital or on the hospital campus. In most cases active shooters use a firearm(s) and display no pattern or method for selection of their victims. In some cases active shooters use other weapons and/or improvised explosive devices to cause additional victims and act as an impediment to police and emergency responders.
This sample plan provides guidance in the event an individual is actively shooting persons in the hospital or on the campus. This emergency response plan was developed to alert hospital staff that an active shooter appears to be actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in the hospital or on the hospital campus.
Patients and visitors are likely to follow the lead of employees and managers during an active shooter situation; this flyer offers guidance on how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity.
An emergency event which threatens the safety of patients, employees, staff, visitors and/or hospital operations may require the lockdown of the Hospital. This sample lockdown guidance document covers entry and exit considerations and also includes an event decision-making tree.
This resource, the 2012 Edition of the “New York City Police Department’s Active Shooter:Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation” was released in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT. This edition includes an updated analysis and compendium of active shooter incidents, incorporating 43 incidents that have occurred since the release of the 2010 Edition.
Recent active shooter attacks have illustrated the importance of procedures, systems, and training designed to mitigate the risks from active shooters. The NYPD developed mitigation recommendations based on analysis of past active shooter attacks and careful review of previous studies. These mitigation recommendations, which are tailored to building security personnel, are detailed in Part II of this book.
Recent active shooter incidents have had some influence on the findings in the NYPD’s statistical analysis. Where this influence resulted in significant changes, the NYPD included a comparison between the 2010 and 2012 findings.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has launched a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Resource web portal on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). The purpose is to provide federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and correctional law enforcement with the most current CVE training materials, case studies, analytic products, and other resources. The materials on the portal are restricted for law enforcement training use only and will contain unclassified/FOUO/LES information.
To request access to the Joint CVE Portal click here (make sure to complete the email with your business information).