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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency K-12 School Active Aggressor Toolkit

K-12 School Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio School Safety Center within Ohio Homeland Security, has developed the K-12 School Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This toolkit was adapted from material provided by Cuyahoga County’s ReadyEx initiative.

Everyone remembers the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December of 2012 where 28 lost their lives. Six years later a student killed 17 students at Stoneman Douglas High School. In fact, in the top ten mass shootings, four are at schools.

This free exercise resource is designed to help primary and secondary school staff, first responders, and other partners prepare for an active aggressor event.

This K-12 School Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit, provides all of the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host a tabletop exercise.

The exercise covers three main objectives:

  • Lockdown: Define how school staff will initiate a lockdown procedure immediately following an active aggressor event.
  • Emergency Communication: Define how school officials would disseminate information, both internally and externally, with staff, students, emergency responders, parents, media, and the community.
  • Mental Health and Healing: Define how school staff will assess mental health needs following trauma and provide services to those affected.
  • Family Reunification: Define how school staff and emergency responders will account for and reunite students with parent/guardian following an active aggressor incident.

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 K-12 School Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise (TTX) 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 K-12 School Active Aggressor 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)