Two paradigms inform responses to active shooting situations: a traditional lockdown approach where individuals find cover in a classroom and lock the door, and a multi-option approach where individuals evacuate the area, create barricades, and, in last resort situations, actively resist the gunman. While a majority of schools conduct active shooter drills, typically using a traditional lockdown approach, little is known about their effectiveness. Through simulations, this study sought to determine which of the two paradigms that inform active shooter drills is the most effective. Drills informed by the multi-option response paradigm were found to end more quickly and result in fewer people being shot.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Where traditional lockdown came from and how the tactics increase casualties.
- How multi optioned response for active shooter is effective in mitigation of casualties.
- Why traditional lockdown is not a one size fits all response for active shooter.
Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credit for this webinar will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.