All,

DHS released a new website dedicated to Active Shooter Preparedness. The site is located at the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/activeshooter . Please keep for your own personal reference and feel free to share with your partners and stakeholders as widely as possible.

The purpose and a list of resources currently included on the site are listed below:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a ”whole community” approach by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature are unpredictable and evolve quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

The more awareness training we give, the better prepared all of us will be in dealing with any event.

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