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Posted on: December 18, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Community Awareness & Preparedness Training for Active Shooter Incidents

Flagstaff, AZ - The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagstaff Police Department are partnering with the Flagstaff Unified School District, Charter and other Schools, County and City Government Employees, and all Community Members to increase awareness of and mental preparedness for, Active Shooter Incidents. In light of the increased Mass Shooting Incidents that have recently occurred around the country and specifically in educational institutions we believe it is imperative that all citizens have a better understanding of the dynamics involved with these horrific crimes and a heightened level of preparedness. Local Law Enforcement will continue to work with educators and School District Administrative Staff to maintain a high level of awareness, preparedness and safety for students, teachers and staff.

The Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Homeland Security has made available an interactive web-based course called Active Shooter: What You Can Do (IS-907). The class may be accessed through internet via the following link: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS907.asp.

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.
All individuals are encouraged to complete the course and there are no prerequisites to take it. The overall length of the course will vary for each individual. IS-907 takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Upon completion of the course it is believed participants will be familiar with suggested actions to take when confronted with an active shooter, recognize potential workplace violence indicators, be aware of actions intended to prevent and prepare for potential incidents and understand ways to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident. 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.

Law enforcement personnel will be available to assist groups such as school staff, community service organizations and business staff in implementing this training. If your group requires assistance in organizing and facilitating the training please call Gerry Blair at the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 226-5089 or Sergeant James Jackson at the Flagstaff Police Department (928) 556-2300.

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