Active Shooter/Active Threat

Course Format: Interactive
Course Credit Type: Certificate
Course Credit: 0.00
Rewards Points Earned: 0
Course Category: Business, Human Resources, Legal, Workplace Safety, *Imaging
Course Producer: J.J. Keller, Inc.
Course Cost: $17.99
Course Release Date: April 10, 2017
Course Expiration Date: April 10, 2019
Program Summary:

Course Length: 45 minutes

Overview: According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an active shooter is "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area." A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) study identified 200 active shooter incidents in the U.S. from 2000 - 2015 that killed or wounded a total of 1,274 people. Almost half (44%) of all incidents occurred in areas of commerce. And, over 60% of incidents ended before law enforcement arrived. To help minimize the impact of an active shooter, companies and individual employees must take steps to plan and prepare.

Active Shooter/Active Threat is designed to help learners anticipate and recognize an active shooter/active threat situation and react appropriately if they are ever faced with one. Specifically, it covers the warning signs of workplace violence, how to recognize the presence of an active threat, the best course of action to take based on individual abilities and location, and the steps individuals should follow when law enforcement arrives.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe warning signs of potential workplace violence
  • Recognize signs that an active threat is near
  • Identify the best course of action to take if confronted with an active threat
  • Explain what to do when police arrive on the scene


Active Shooter/Active Threat covers the following topics:

Be Prepared

  • Introduction to Active Shooting Incidents
  • Workplace Violence Indicators
  • Signs of an Active Shooting in Progress

Responding to an Active Shooter Situation

  • Assess the Situation
  • Avoiding the Active Threat
  • Denying the Active Shooter's Access to You
  • Defending Yourself Against the Active Shooter
  • When Police Arrive at the Scene
  • After the Incident

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