TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop - Scarborough


December 16, 2016


January 24, 2017

Preparing employees for a potential active shooter incident is an integral component of an organization's incident response planning. Because active shooter incidents are unpredictable and evolve quickly, preparing for and knowing what to do in an active shooter situation can be the difference between life and death. Every second counts.

Unique Training Opportunity

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are hosting a one-day workshop to enhance preparedness against active shooter incidents through:

  • Developing an Emergency Action Plan with guidance from expert instructors
  • Identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions
  • Learning how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence
  • Understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives
Enhancing Emergency Planning

The workshop will describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts, such as:

  • Developing communication and incident plans for employees
  • Building relationships with local first responders
  • Coordinating with first responders before, during, and after an incident
  • Integrating public affairs into incident management

Active Shooter

Consequences from an Active Shooter Incident can be fatal. Protect yourself by creating an emergency action plan by incorporating three basic response options: "Run, Hide, Fight"

Did You Know?

Active Shooter situations are often over within three minutes, before first responders can arrive on the scene.

Free Registration

Registration closes on 01/22/2017 at 12:00 pm EDT

*Limited seating is available; 2 slots per organization

For more information regarding the DHS Active Shooter Program, visit



Bill DeLong, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security