The training program should instruct responders on the appropriate response to an active threat. The response plans should include but not be limited to: variables and threat assessment considerations, such as type of threat, multiple threat communication, and others. During the response phase of an active threat when the decision has been made that a physical response is necessary to mitigate further loss of innocent life, responders should be trained appropriately.

Traditional versus Non-Traditional (define):

  • Step 1: Assess (evaluate, communicate if able)
  • Step 2: Locate (move to threat)
  • Step 3: Mitigate (isolate/contain or negate threat)
  • Step 4: Re-Assess (evaluate, communicate, triage)