Active Shooter on Campus

  • 4 topics | 24m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course helps you prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. It begins by describing the typical character of active shooter incidents. It then explains how to determine the correct course of action in such a situation depending on the circumstances: escape, hiding in a secure location, or physically engaging with the shooter. The course then lays out the principles you should follow in relation to each of these options. Finally, you'll also learn about what to expect and how to react when law enforcement arrives. This course was developed with subject matter provided by Eric L. Matson of Norsemen Training & Consulting Group, a global professional services company focusing on corporate, business and personal safety training. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify statements that describe characteristics of active shooter/violent attacker situations
  • identify the components of an effective emergency action plan
  • identify the preferred courses of action to follow in an active shooter/attacker situation
  • identify guidelines to follow when attempting to escape from an active shooter
  • distinguish between cover and concealment
  • identify appropriate actions to take when you have to hide out during an active shooter incident
  • identify when it is appropriate to engage with a shooter/attacker
  • identify what actions law enforcement and EMS take when they arrive


  • Being Prepared
  • What to Do
  • When to Stay and When to Fight
  • When Law Enforcement and EMS Arrive