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CEUs: 0.425 (Professional Studies)

This Active Shooter training course is designed to help learners anticipate and recognize an Active Shooter/Active Threat situation and respond appropriately. This workshop could save your life. Specifically, it covers how to recognize the presence of an active threat, the best course of action to take based on individual abilities and location, and the steps individuals should follow when law enforcement arrives. The learner will demonstrate mastery of the following learning objectives:

  • Situationally specific vocabulary, signs, and concepts for an Active Shooter Incident
  • Indications of an Active Shooting in Progress – educational setting, workplace setting, public setting
  • Responding to an Active Shooter Situation
  • Assess the Situation
  • Avoiding the Active Threat
  • Denying the Active Shooter’s Access to You
  • Defending Yourself Against the Active Shooter
  • Identifying Massive Bleeding and Rendering Life-saving First Aid
  • When Police Arrive at the Scene – procedure and protocol
  • After the Incident – self-care, trauma, survivor’s guilt, and PTSD

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize signs of an Active Shooting Incident and know how to appropriately communicate with others
  • Identify the best course of action if confronted with an Active Shooter
  • Explain the ethical considerations of Interpreter action/inaction at all stages of an Active Shooter Incident
  • Give specific examples of signs and concepts relating to Active Shooter Incidents and Active Threats
  • Differentiate the role of the Interpreter given their status as contracted or direct hire
  • Articulate the Interpreter’s responsibility as a mandatory reporter in certain jurisdictions and types of employment
  • Explain what to do when police arrive on the scene and mediate the communication between Deaf and members of Law Enforcement, using the appropriate vernacular


July 10 – 13:00 pm
1:00 pm — 5:15 pm

Aaron Shoemaker