Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning into Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans

This document is primarily designed to encourage facilities to consider how to better prepare for an active shooter incident. Though hospitals and many other health care facilities (HCFs) have emergency operations plans (EOPs), this document provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership, and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique issues faced in an HCF.

This document also includes discussions on related topics, including information sharing, psychological first aid (PFA), and law enforcement/security. 

November 2015.