Training Trigger: Integrated Response Operations in Active Shooter/Hostile Events (ASHE) [open pdf - 413KB]
"Active shooter/hostile events (ASHE) are high-threat incidents that pose significant operational challenges to public safety agencies. In an ASHE, one or more perpetrators use a variety of means, weapons, and tactics to cause physical injury or death. ASHE present a variety of hazards, confronting first responders with a wide range of weapons and coordinated small unit tactics, requiring a more complex response strategy that blurs the lines between traditional law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service duties and responsibilities. Disciplines must be integrated to prevent the exploitation of operational boundaries. Success is predicated on a combined fire-EMS [emergency medical services]-law enforcement response."
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