Citizen Resources

The following resources include basic life-saving medical interventions, basic training courses and emergency preparedness tips for the general population. This information can assist in broadening one's basic understanding of how to prepare and respond if found in an active shooter situation.

Emergency Plan Assistance (Ready.gov)   The ready.gov webpage provides detailed information on the construction and maintenance of a personal emergency plan. The webpage includes information such as caring for seniors, evacuating yourself and your family, and caring for animals.

Build an Emergency Supply Kit (Ready.gov)   The ready.gov webpage also provides detailed information on the construction and maintenance of an emergency supply kit. The webpage includes information such as food preparedness, car safety and managing water.

FBI Training Video   The FBI displays the Houston Police Department's scenario video showing tactics and actions for surviving an active shooter event.

Stop the Bleed (DHS)   This Department of Homeland Security webpage discusses the importance of bystanders taking action as they are always the first on-scene. The webpage provides a basic understanding of how to assist an individual experiencing heavy blood loss.

Options for Consideration (DHS) This video discusses the possible actions that can be taken in response to an active shooter situation. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement arrives on scene.

Bleeding Control for the Injured   This training course teaches participants basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe.

IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do (FEMA)   The FEMA provides this training for any audience. The course discusses actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and with responding law enforcement officials. It also highlights how to recognize potential workplace violence indicators.