Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course

This training course is designed to provide tools and techniques on how to react to an active shooter / active threat. This training expands upon information found in the Tufts University Emergency Response Guide. This platform is modeled around the Avoid, Deny, Defend response to an active shooter.

  • Avoid: Trust your instincts and don’t delay. Get away as quickly as possible
  • Deny: If you can’t flee, obstruct or deny the active shooter access to your area
  • Defend: If all else fails…Fight as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger

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The fall 2024 semester course offerings will be listed during the summer months.