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Following the April 16, 2007 incident at Virginia Tech, the United States Secret Service (USSS), the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began to explore the issues of violence at institutions of higher education (IHE). Accordingly, they initiated collaborative efforts to understand the nature of this type of violence and formulate ways to prevent future attacks. This toolkit was developed with their data and in an effort to assist in mitigating future attacks.
Emergency preparedness exercises can be a daunting and costly undertaking. This exercise toolkit is designed to provide a simple step-by-step guide, as well as other ready-made resources, to make planning and conducting an exercise straightforward and virtually cost free.
The Higher Education: Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit provides all of the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host an exercise. The toolkit incorporates feedback received from the private sector:
The exercise covers three main objectives:
Exercise toolkit materials include:
To register and obtain immediate access to the Higher Education: Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit, you will be prompted to provide: your name, your institution, e-mail address and location. This information allows Ohio EMA to see who is accessing the toolkit, as well as where the material is being used. All of the materials in the toolkit to plan and facilitate an IHE Active Aggressor scenario tabletop exercise are available to download, free.