Campus Active Shooter Integrated Response (PER-380)

The purpose of the course is to identify and practice integration techniques that First Responders and Immediate Responders will use to strengthen overall response, initial scene management, and communications strategies to mitigate an active shooter incident.

This course aims to strengthen the response capabilities of those working in a campus environment in preparation for an active shooter incident. An active shooter incident will test the resolve of First Responders and Immediate Responders. It is critical for these individuals to work together to prevent, mitigate, and respond to an active shooter incident. Participants will examine various techniques and principles that they can use to effectively combat active shooter incidents.

During the course, participants will discuss case studies of past active shooter events, survival techniques, initial patient management, and integrated concepts to mitigate an active shooter incident. Additionally, the course consists of a series of practical scenarios that will test the response capabilities of First Responders and Immediate Responders. The course provides participants with an opportunity to enhance their response skills to improve the chance of survival during an active shooter incident.


Min/Max Enrollment: Min 30; Max 80 (unless additional arrangements are made with LSU NCBRT/ACE prior to the course delivery)

Hours:  16 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: PER-380

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Law Enforcement, Education, Emergency Management, Public Safety Communications, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Security and Safety

Target Audience

Participants in this course will explore integration in their jurisdiction by examining their campus’ capabilities and the variety of threats and hazards that are facing campuses today. The primary and secondary target audiences were identified based upon their possibility of encountering a potential active threat incident. Each delivery must be comprised of personnel from the following primary target audience:

  • Campus administrators and faculty
  • Jurisdictional law enforcement and public safety agencies
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Fire service
  • Dispatchers and communications personnel

The following secondary audience members will benefit from the course; however, their participation is not mandatory:

  • Campus health, medical, and mental health services
  • Campus public affairs
  • Campus faculty governance and student governance
  • Emergency operations center (EOC) and emergency management and support personnel (if applicable to the jurisdiction)
  • Special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
  • Facility managers
  • Public information officers