Active Shooter Preparedness

active shooter

Active Shooter Survival Education and Response Training (ASSERT) prepares and empowers individuals to react in the event of an active shooter/ critical incident. The purpose and intent of the training is to provide valuable skills and awareness to respond to critical incidents prior to the arrival of law enforcement or other first responders.

While these events are always unpredictable, the training and concepts taught can better prepare someone to react when a critical incident occurs. The training also teaches basic bleeding control techniques in accordance with the Stop-the-Bleed national awareness campaign.

The training is open to all staff, faculty and students. This course covers the following areas:

  • Defining a Critical Incident
  • A Brief History and Examination of Past Active Shooter Events
  • Examining Traditional and Trained Responses in a Crisis
  • The Importance of a Survival Mindset
  • Understanding the Human Reaction Phases, Being Situational Aware, and Pre-Planning
  • Defining the Run, Hide, Fight Concept
  • Understanding Law Enforcement Response
  • Basic/Immediate bleeding control techniques

Classes are currently held monthly year-round in the Housing, Dining & Hospitality Eucalyptus Point classroom with an additional large-venue (150+) class held quarterly.

All scheduled ASSERT classes can be accessed through the UC Learning Center.

Upon completion of this course, individuals/departments/groups may schedule additional training (e.g., Site Assessment, Scenario Training, or both) directly with training staff.

Additional Information