Active Shooter Training

What We Will Learn

  • Active shooter trends & characteristics.

  • Actionable techniques you can use to prepare for and/or respond to an active shooter incident.

  • Practical survival tips to help you survive an active shooter incident.

  • Techniques you can use to potentially prevent an active shooter attack.

  • GW University-specific resources to help you prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from an active shooter incident.

Duration

1.5 hours

To Receive Your Certificate of Completion

To receive full credit for the session, participants must join no later than 10 minutes after the training has begun and stay for the duration.  Certificates will be made available at the end of the session.

To Request a Training

Should you wish to request this training for your department, school, team, or organization; you may contact us by email at [email protected].  Please note that we require a minimum of five (5) participants and more than five (5) business days' notice.  In your email, please provide basic information pertaining to the request, to include: who the intended audience is, dates and times you'd prefer, whether you will require us to reserve a room within which to host the training, any accessibility needs you require, and any other details you deem necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Case studies are not the focus of this training, and therefore real-life incidnets will not be the focus.  However, some past incidents may be referred to directly or indirectly when responding to questions or using to provide examples.  Instead, the focus is on:

  • Active shooter trends & characteristics.

  • Actionable techniques you can use to prepare for and/or respond to an active shooter incident.

  • Practical survival tips to help you survive an active shooter incident.

  • Techniques you can use to potentially prevent an active shooter attack.

  • GW University-specific resources to help you prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from an active shooter incident.

No, the training will not involve any demonstrations, exercises, or simulations.  The training is discussion-based.

The training does not include any audiovisual material intended to simulate an active shooter incident or law enforcement response.  Video clips used in this training are recordings of public and academic spaces on Foggy Bottom campus during normal business hours.  They do not feature actors portraying active shooters, victims, or law enforcement personnel.  They also do not include any audio.  Instead, videos and images are intended to represent actionable preparedness techniques and survival tips.  Graphs illustrating statistical data are also included.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this training, please contact us by email at [email protected].

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