Mass Shootings: Planning and Response Considerations

Posted: December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


4 or 8 Hour Planning & Response Course for Law Enforcement, Investigators, Special Response Teams, Campus Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, Healthcare, Security Directors, Safety Managers, Military and School/College Crisis Officials 

Critical incidents such as school shootings, workplace violence incidents, spill-over domestic violence attacks and terrorist threats are occurring with alarming frequency. These events can occur on college/university campuses, K-12 school grounds, the workplace, large occupancy buildings or other public locations. Public safety agencies and crisis planners must adapt to these changes in society so that appropriate delivery of emergency services is ensured in a crisis.

Course can cover the following topics:

  • Threat Assessments/Threat Management
  • Shooters (Schools, Workplace, Domestic Violence, Insider Threats, Homegrown Violent Extremists, etc.)
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Multi-Agency Response Operations
  • Crisis Management Teams
  • Command Considerations/Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Scene Safety
  • “Lessons Learned”
  • Homemade Explosives (HME) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Threats 
  • Crisis Communications
  • Active Shooter Events: Case Studies
  • Resources for Planning & Training
  • Mass Shooting/Active Shooter Tabletop Scenarios Available  

 August Vernon is a NC based instructor who has provided over 160 multi-agency, public safety presentations at classroom sessions, field training events, conferences, workshops, and seminars over the past 12 years.  For additional course details or information on scheduling a program please contact August at


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