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Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

IS-904: Active Shooter Prevention: You Can Make a Difference

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Course Overview

We all play a critical role and the choices you make will have lasting ramifications on you and those around you. This course focuses on the actions you can take to help reduce the likelihood of an active shooter incident in your workplace. While we can’t prevent these incidents 100% of the time, we can reduce the likelihood of an incident and prevent some incidents from occurring, thereby saving lives. During this course, we will share tools and perspectives you may use to reduce the likelihood of an active shooter incident.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize indicators that someone is on pathway to violence, including the role that stressors play and the importance of addressing concerning behaviors
  • Identify potential concerning behaviors, how to recognize them, and when to take appropriate action
  • Identify common pre-attack indicators demonstrated by active shooters and how to recognize them
  • Identify empathy and compassion techniques to reduce the likelihood an event will escalate into an active shooter incident
  • Identify situations where professional help could be used to prevent an incident escalating into a violent situation
  • Identify traits of a connected and supportive work environment
  • Recognize the characteristics of productive conflict and destructive conflict





Course Length:

1 hour
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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