"A second Active Shooter/Hostile Event working summit (Summit II) was held in Charlotte, N.C. from January 11 to January 14, 2016. This second summit was jointly sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Health Affairs and the InterAgency Board (IAB). Over 80 representatives from 14 agencies and organizations worked together to meet Summit II's goal of developing and publishing a set of guidelines for municipalities to use to build their own Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) plans and procedures or modify existing plans and procedures customized for their requirements and resources. ASHE incidents are characterized by a variety of means, weapons, and tactics used to cause physical injury or death. These incidents present an operational range 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 services duties and responsibilities. To meet the goal of Summit II, the agenda was organized into two parts. Part One was to build on what was accomplished in the initial summit by sharing new information through focused presentations on specific topics and exchanging updates from the participating agencies and organizations. Part Two of the Summit was the primary focus of the agenda and where participants collaboratively prepared detailed, implementable standard operating procedures for ASHE that were designed to integrate all first responder disciplines into an ASHE response and to ensure procedures were scalable for municipalities of all sizes and resources. This guide has been built from the input received from Summit II participants and is designed to serve as a template and checklist for preparing ASHE-specific plans and procedures. The guide has also been prepared to follow the logical process of developing and implementing an incident-specific set of procedures beginning with a comprehensive plan and policies formulated by representatives of all responsible agencies and jurisdictions working together. Throughout the document, lists of action-items to be completed by the readers are noted by a checkbox to the left of the statement. The checkbox allows readers to mark each action-item off as it is completed."
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Active Shooter/Hostile Event Working Summit. Charlotte, North Carolina. January 11-January 14, 2016.