Active Shooter Training

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a web based online course to help better understand and plan for an active shooter event.

Below is a description for the course and a link to bring you to the page to take the class.
Before you enroll in the class be sure to follow the instructions to get yourself a Student Identification Number (SID so you can get credit and a certificate for the course.

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do?

Course Overview

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.
Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
2. Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
3. Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
4. Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

Not all recommendations provided here will be applicable at every facility. This course is intended to provide guidance to enhance facility-specific plans and procedures.
This course should take you approximately 45 minutes to complete plus the final exam.

Link to online course:

Active Shooter Response Video

The University Police Department has been conducting on campus presentations on how the university community members should respond during and active shooter incident. These sessions are typically 90 minutes in length. These trainings incorporate the showing of a video, dialogue and discussion with the presenter as well as a question and answer session.

Below is a link to just the video that is shown at these presentations. It is approximately 7 minutes in length. The video was produced by Northwest Missouri State University with the assistance of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the City of Houston.
This video is only accessible through the myFramingham portal. Click the link and then sign in using your username and password.

Run. Hide. Fight. : Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Active Shooter Pocket Card

The following link will bring you to a printable version of a pocket reference card to go along with the video.

Contact Information

Framingham State University ID Office
McCarthy Center (Access off Church Street)
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Phone: 508-626-4911
Fax: 508-626-4899
TTY: 508-626-4008