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FBI offers updated active-shooter planning document

March 27, 2017

The FBI website is offering an updated active shooter planning document.

This document expands on “Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting” to include law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response.

Active shooter events are becoming increasingly more common, and while there have been recommendations on how to respond since 2008, these guidelines focused on business settings. 

Last year, an interagency group led out of the White House released specific guidelines for schools, houses of worship, and institutions of higher education were released. However, there was still a lack of guidance on how to respond in a healthcare setting.

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