Active Shooter Preparedness Training
Free for everybody. Online now.
An active shooter is a person aggressively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
The threat of indiscriminate gun violence hasn’t diminished. That’s why preparedness training efforts continue to escalate across the country.
The goal is to help lower the body count by equipping people with the latest life-saving knowledge.
Built with the assistance of national subject matter experts from the law enforcement community, this free online course is intended for any audience, at work, at home, in school.
Vivid Learning Systems is an online safety training provider - it’s what we do. That’s why building this course and making publicly available is the least we could do.
Who is this active shooter preparedness course for?
Everyone. Active shooter events happen at more than just schools and higher learning facilities like colleges and universities.
This course was designed with all ages in mind.
Talk with your family. If you have school-age children in your life, talk with their schools, ask about their planning and response. Ask children what lock-down measures and drills mean in their school and how they work. Discuss what you would do if you and your family were ever involved in an active shooter incident. Proper preparation makes you and your family safer.
Help lower the body count by sharing this training to someone you care about today:
This is what you'll learn...
Help identify the warning signs of an active shooter event
Learn three ways in which people typically
react in an active shooter event
Explain the purpose of being familiar with
your surroundings in public spaces
Identify the actions you can to take to protect
yourself during an active shooter event
Describe what to do when law enforcement arrives
on the scene of an active shooter event
- If you know someone struggling today with mental health issues, connect them with resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness immediately.
- Ask if your local law enforcement agency has been through the Law Enforcement First Responder Training Program (LEFRTP)
- Employers can find helpful information on active shooter response planning by visiting the Department of Homeland Security
- Find resources for post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) by visiting the National Institute for Mental Health
- Additional resources for preparedness are available from the Department of Homeland Security
- Take Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Free Online Active Shooter Course
- Organize live drills and emergency planning exercises at your workplace, church, school, or civic group, with FEMA’s guidance.
- Seek further training on Violence in the Workplace mitigation