ABSTRACT

Responding to and Recovering from an Active Shooter Incident that Turns into a Hostage Situation   [open pdf - 334KB]

Lessons learned from an active shooter incident include: establish a plan to address immediate mental health needs of students and staff; incorporate the principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) into the response; establish an incident command post at the onset of an emergency; incorporate communications equipment and procedures into all emergency management plans and trainings; activate a media communications plan at the onset of the incident; establish and practice parent reunification procedures; consider the needs of students and staff with disabilities; and work with community partners to provide short and long term support for students and families.

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Date:
2007
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center: http://rems.ed.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
U.S. DOE Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies (2007), v.2 no.6
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