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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency Mall Active Shooter Exercise Toolkit

Mall Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

According to the FBI, active shooter incidents occur at places of businesses and retail stores – including shopping malls – more than at any other location. Typically, they are sites that are patrolled and protected by private security officers. Prompt and appropriate action by private security officers, in coordination with responding law-enforcement officers, can save lives.

The Mall Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise Toolkit provides all of the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host an exercise. The toolkit was created with the help of private security and law enforcement partners who had lacked opportunities to coordinate their efforts – despite training separately for years.

A joint exercise 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.

Exercise toolkit materials include:

  • PowerPoint Presentation for the exercise
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Participant Situation Manual
  • Planning Timeline
  • Meeting & Support Documents

To register and obtain immediate access to the Mall Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise Toolkit, you will be prompted to provide: your name, your organization, 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 a Mall Active Shooter scenario tabletop exercise are available to download, free.

To download the materials please click HERE

   Ohio EMA's Training Partners

Wright State University FEMA Emergency Management Institute National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Energetic Materials and Research Testing Center) (EMRTC) NCBRT - National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education at Louisiana State University Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site - Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)