TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, uses current standards and evidence-based findings to help prepare public safety personnel for their roles in responding to Criminal Mass Casualty Incidents.

For fire, EMS, law enforcement and other public safety personnel across the United States, it’s an unfortunate reality that Criminal Mass Casualty Incidents (CMCI) are growing in severity and frequency – with 2017 being a record-setting year for active shooter incidents. Properly setting expectations for personnel to prepare, respond to and recover from these events is essential to protect communities across the country.

TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, is based on the provisional National Fire Protection Association’s standard and provides real data and new lessons from prior incidents.

NFPA 3000 Course Overview

Premised on data and consensus standards from a range of national stakeholder entities, NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events incorporates the evolving standards for fire and EMS agencies for response, triage, stabilizing care, rapid evacuation and definitive treatment (both prehospital and at trauma centers).

“In a step-by-step manner, we roll out this concept for the learner in a way that sets the bar within our industry for this topic,” Course subject matter expert, Paul Costello, explained. “The threats are real and they aren’t just active shooters, they also include vehicles as a weapon, explosive devices, fire as a weapon, and more. This course is a must for every jurisdiction, not just now as it rolls out, but as an implement for an annual refresher training component, as well.”

In addition to up-to-date content, this course features top-of-the-line eLearning innovations such as video-driven lessons, an in-course instructor and premium 3D animations. With these engaging learning tools, individuals taking this course can better visualize potential scenarios and understand procedures and related terms.

Course Details and Objectives

This all-new course includes evidence-based findings and best practices from lessons learned by fire rescue and EMS providers during events to give the best immediate and tangible lifesaving interventions to victims of CMCIs. Lessons cover topics such as Unified Command, Rescue Task Force Model, Warm Zone Emergency Care and more.

“’We can’t choose when they will occur (active shooter events), but we can choose to be ready for when they do.’ Such is the underlying goal of this very important course offering from Target Solutions.” Paul Costello, Fire Service Instructor and Subject Matter Expert

Upon completing this course, personnel will understand and be able to implement the following:

  • Integrate and apply the appropriate terms and vocabulary in the context of planning, preparedness, responding, and recovery from an active shooter CMCI
  • Compare various active shooter Criminal Mass Casualty Incident outcomes and timelines for perspective on evolving best practices
  • Describe the unique differences between the Cold Zone, Warm Zone and Hot Zone of an active shooter Criminal Mass Casualty Incident
  • Sequence actions required by both the Rescue Task Force and the Force Protection Team within the Warm Zone, as determined by NFPA 3000 and other recommendations made within the course itself
  • Define the care which will have the most impact upon saving lives in the Warm Zone, versus that which should not begin until the patient is transferred to other rescuers at the casualty collection point

For questions about NFPA 3000: NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, please contact us today!