• Definition of an Active Shooter
  • Intervention Strategies / Preventative Measures
  • The Importance of Individual Initiative
  • Notification / Alert Procedures
  • Overcoming the Effects of Extreme Stress / Fear
  • Calling 911 & What Information to Provide


  • Escape Strategies (Avoiding the Assailant & Visualization Techniques
  • Identifying the Sound, Direction & Location of Gunfire
  • How to Exit the Scene Safely


  • Identifying Suitable Barricade Locations
  • Proper Barricade Techniques
  • Securing a Location Quickly and Effectively
  • Identifying the Safe Areas within the Barricaded Room
  • Cover Vs. Concealment
  • Understanding Basic Ballistics
  • Ballistic Protection Afforded by Office Furniture / Equipment


  • Tactics Needed to Survive a Violent Encounter
  • Psychology of the Shooter
  • Use of Improvised Weapons
  • Disabling an Attacker’s Weapon
  • Ambushing the Attacker

One option to consider is to include at least a discussion of how civilians can provide first aid for the victims of a shooting. This is often a difficult decision for companies to make as the topic may be somewhat disconcerting to employees.  That being said, consider that the ASRT course details the survival strategies that must be implemented in the event of an Active Shooter incident.  It will take time for the Police to respond to the scene and since emergency medical teams will also take time to respond, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is promoting “grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.”  At the client’s election, the following material may be included in the ASRT presentation:

First Aid for Gunshot Victims (“Stop the Bleed”)

Typically this material will be provided as part of the class presentation and will address the following topics:

  • Safety Assessment / Scene Safety
  • Blood Bourne Pathogens / Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
  • Initial Assessment
  • A-B-C (Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
  • Wound Assessment
  • Bleeding Control A-B-C (Alert, Bleeding, Compression)
  • Quick Clot Packing
  • Application of Direct Pressure
  • Use of Tourniquets
  • Use of Chest Seals
  • Equipment Selection & Deployment
  • Improvised Equipment

This program may also be provided as a "standalone" course and may include practical exercise as well with participants having the opportunity to practice these lifesaving techniques.  For more information please view the First Aid for Gunshot Victims Tab.

Please contact us at (212) 285-2400 or for more information.