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California Salon Mass Shooting (Planning and Response Resources)
October 13, 2011
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California Mass Shooting (Planning and Response Resources)

Reported that eight killed and 1 wounded in Seal Beach, California during possible domestic violence related rampage. Our thoughts and prayers for the victims and families of this week's attack.

This tragic incident should again be a reminder to all public safety responders and emergency management that active shooters/mass violence/targeted attacks continues to be a current and emerging threat. Again I have attached some links for resources (videos, articles, plans, etc.) to help planners, public safety responders and crisis management teams prepare for these incidents.


Post Blast/Active Shooter Reference Card

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has posted a new reference card (PDF, 244 Kb) for “Post Blast/Active Shooter” scenarios on its website.  

The reference card discusses the formation of a Unified Command and explosive evacuation guidelines. It also includes a 3E Job Aid explaining the three steps (i.e., enter, evaluate, evacuate) for post blast and active shooter incidents. 



Preparation for and Response to Mass-Shooting Events

Video and PPT



Mass Shootings; Planning and Response Awareness Course

Online interactive presentation and PPT (Search Program Archive)



IS 907 - Active Shooters: What you Can Do

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
  2. Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
  3. Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
  4. Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.



First Responder Critical Incident Guide (CIG)

First Responder Critical Incident Guide (CIG) identifies key functions that are essential for first responders (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Special Teams, Military, etc.) during the first 10-30 minutes of a "critical incident "including Mass Shooters.


Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Brochure From Safeguard Iowa Partnership for private industry/business.

Active Shooter: Tri-fold Brochure for Response


EMS Response to Mass Violence: What should you know to keep you and your fellow responders safe?


"Active Shooter: Rapid Response" Training Film



DHS: How to Respond When an Active Shooter Is in Your Vicinity



DHS: Active Shooter - Pocket Card Information








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