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Certified Active Shooter Training Instructors

The team at Active Shooter Response Training Academy (ASRTA) are Active Shooter Certified Training instructors providing effective active shooter training and preparedness solutions for organizations of all sizes in a variety of industries.

Preventing and protecting your organization from an active shooter event is your best defense against violence. ASRTA can evaluate your physical, technological, and human-based security programs to quickly determine areas of improvement – helping you better prepare.

What is an Active Shooter?

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.


Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.


Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Best practices to cope with an active shooter

  • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers

  • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit

  • If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door

  • If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door

  • As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your chance of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate him/her.

Call 911 when it's safe to do so

How to respond when law enforcement arrives

Law enforcement’s purpose is to stop the active shooter as soon as possible. Officers will proceed directly to the area in which the last shots were heard.


  • Officers usually arrive in teams of four (4)

  • Officers may wear regular patrol uniforms or external bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets, and other tactical equipment

  • Officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, handguns

  • Officers may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation

  • Officers may shout commands, and may push individuals to the ground for their safety


How to react when law enforcement arrives:

  • Remain calm, and follow officers’ instructions

  • Put down any items in your hands (i.e., bags, jackets)

  • Immediately raise hands and spread fingers

  • Keep hands visible at all times

  • Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as holding on to them for safety

  • Avoid pointing, screaming and/or yelling

  • Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the premises

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