Tactical & Medical Response to Active Shooter Hostile Events - Resources
- University of Miami Office of Emergency Preparedness – important information and guidance to the University of Miami community, including important action tips in the event of an active shooter/armed intruder.
- Florida Fire Chief's Association – numerous resources from the Active Shooter (Assailant) sub-Committee of the Domestic Security Resource Committee. There are links to several additional resources for first-responders and the lay public.
- Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) – formed in 2010, this committee of subject matter experts from EMS, fire rescue, law enforcement, DHS/FEMA, civilian and military surgical trauma have developed a set of basic treatment guidelines for trauma care in the high-threat prehospital environment. The guidelines were developed and based on the critical lessons learned from the US military over the past two decades. The Resources section has numerous links to various guidelines and publications that have been produced by the C-TECC.
- American College of Surgeons Hartford Consensus - formed 2013 by the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events was convened by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in collaboration with the medical community and representatives from the federal government, the National Security Council, the U.S. military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and governmental and nongovernmental emergency medical response organizations. It has created a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events. The committee’s recommendations are called the Hartford Consensus.
- International Public Safety Association – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring an integrated public safety community capable of an effective joint response to all incidents. The IPSA represent all public safety disciplines: law enforcement, fire service, EMS, telecommunications, public works (water, sanitation, transportation), public health, hospitals, security, private sector, and emergency management. The site has several publications (guidelines, info briefs) related to public safety response.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Active Shooter Preparedness – the DHS "aims to enhance preparedness through a whole community approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident."
- Deployed Medicine - this a platform used by the Defense Health Agency to trial new innovative learning models aimed at improving readiness and performance of deployed military medical personnel. It has an outstanding collection of digital resources for Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training that have direction application to civilian use.