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    New no-cost DHS training course available: "Active Shooter, What You Can Do"

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the availability of a new Independent Study Course titled: Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), a no-cost training course developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. An active shooter is defined in the course as an individual "engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims."

    This new online training is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) at:

    The training is targeted to reach a broad range of individuals, including managers and employees, so they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

    The Active Shooter course was developed by the Office of Infrastructure Protection through a collaborative process that included representatives from the Commercial Facilities Sectorand FEMA EMI. Development also included consultation with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

    The course is self-paced and takes about 45 minutes to complete. U