Hospital Code Silver Activation – Active Shooter Planning Checklist

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, the CHA Hospital Preparedness Program (CHA-HPP) released its most recently developed tool “Hospital Code Silver Activation – Active Shooter Planning Checklist”. The checklist is provided to support hospital efforts in reviewing and developing active shooter response plans.

This resource was initially developed to support the CHA-HPP course “Planning and Training for Active Shooter Events”.

The tool was developed with key advisements from agencies such as FEMA, Department of Homeland Security and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Hospitals should direct any questions to Mary Massey at 714-315-0572, or by email at