Active Shooter

course overview

Course Description:
In recent years, the nation has been deeply affected by the impacts of active shooters. As active shooter incidents continue to take place, it is crucial to understand the dynamics of an active shooter incident and how you can best protect yourself. Join Boston Public Health Commission Public Safety Deputy Director Shumeane Benford as he discusses strategies to stay safe during an active shooter incident. The course will emphasize lessons learned from prior active shooter incidents as well as the roles and actions of public safety during a response. The course will also include a discussion of safety guidelines and recommended actions that can be taken if an active shooter situation is encountered at school, work, or another public location in the City of Boston. 

Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define an active shooter
  2. Describe lessons learned from previous active shooter incidents
  3. Recognize the roles and actions of public safety during an active shooter incident
  4. Prioritize strategies and tips for personal safety during an active shooter incident

Target Audience:
Community Members 

Shumeane Benford
Deputy Director, Public Safety
Boston Public Health Commission 

Application has been made for 2 hours of MA OEMS credits.

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 2.4 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This course is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) through the Boston Public Health Commission Office of Public Health Preparedness, with funding from The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.

Course Date

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