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Active Shooter and Terrorism

Resources to help fire departments prepare for and respond to an active shooter or terrorism incident.

National Fire Academy training opportunities

Incident management

Several courses with simulations and case studies that walk you through incident management of an active shooter event.

Incident management curriculum


Training for first responders and fire officers to respond safety and effectively to incidents of terrorism.

Terrorism curriculum

See also: National Preparedness Course Catalog (FEMA)

USFA Blog: Terrorism
Critical infrastructure bomb threat awareness resources

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Posted: June 29, 2023

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Critical infrastructure protection

Threat, vulnerability and critical infrastructure protection information for emergency services sector leaders.

Critical infrastructure resources

Fire/EMS Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

Use this guide to support planning and preparation for active shooter and mass casualty incidents.


National Incident Management System (NIMS)

NIMS can help you to integrate your planning and incident support mechanisms to include the whole community.

Learn about NIMS

National Emergency Training Center Library

Our library has reference materials on a wide variety of active shooter and terrorism topics, including mass gatherings and weapons of mass destruction.

Search library materials