C3 Updates Active Shooter Checklist to Version 3.0

Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist

Rev 3.0 Jul 2019

ASIM Checklist version 3.0 simplifies Incident Command transitions for Law Enforcement, fully implements the “I Love U Guys” Standard Reunification Method and adopts Bomb Cover and Bomb Go IED terminology.

C3 Pathways is pleased to announce the public release of Revision 3.0 Jul 2019 of its validated Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist for use in managing Law Enforcement | Fire | EMS response to Active Shooter Events.

ASIM Checklist version 3.0 simplifies Incident Command transitions for Law Enforcement, fully implements the “I Love U Guys” Standard Reunification Method (SRM) and adopts Bomb Cover and Bomb Go IED terminology.

Critical to this update is the elimination of law enforcement changing radio callsigns from Command to Contact 1 or Tactical in the initial arrival sequence. Notable changes include the addition of a full Reunification sub checklist and combining all common practices into a Multi-Discipline subchecklist.

The changes have been tested and validated through exercises and best practices. Accompanying the updated Checklist is a full update of the Checklist Help Guide to Revision 3.0. Changes are listed below and may also be found in the ASIM Checklist Help Guide Revision History.

The ASIM Checklist phone app now has a one-time quick registration form that automates handling of Copyright permission for usage.

Checklist Rev 3.0

START HERE primary checklist
  • -LE First arriving sub checklist: Added item Radio ID: CONTACT 1
  • -LE 2nd-4th arriving sub checklist: Deleted item Form CONTACT TEAM; Changed item Communicate with COMMAND to Communicate with CONTACT 1
  • -LE “5th Man” sub checklist: Deleted item Designate First LE as CONTACT 1; Added item Radio ID: TACTICAL
  • -First LE Supervisor sub checklist: Changed item Designate “5th Man” as TACTICAL GROUP to Set COMMAND POST location
  • Law Enforcement primary checklist
    • -INTELLIGENCE SECTION sub checklist: Changed name from INTELLIGENCE SECTION to INTELLIGENCE / INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
    • -Changed Consider REUNIFICATION GROUP to Consider REUNIFICATION BRANCH
    • -Changed order of items
    • COMMON primary checklist: Changed name from COMMON to MULTI-DISCIPLINE
      • -LEAD PIO (JOINT INFORMATION CENTER) sub checklist: Added item Announce Reunification site when authorized
      • -Added new REUNIFICATION SERVICES GROUP sub checklist
      • -Added new REUNIFICATION ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP sub checklist
      • -Added new REUNIFICATION ASSEMBLY GROUP sub checklist
      • Improvised Explosive Device (IED) primary checklist
        • -DISCOVERY or DETONATION sub checklist: Changed item Announce “IED [location]” and move clear to Announce “Bomb Cover” or “Bomb Go”; Added items Maintain 5400 scan, NEVER TOUCH Bombs, Bombers are Bombs
        • -CONTACT and RESCUE sub checklist: Changed item Mark and bypass to Mark (Chem Lights) and bypass
        • -EXPOSED VICTIM RESCUE sub checklist: Changed VICTIM to SURVIVOR; Changed item Direct victim movement explicitly to Direct survivor movement explicitly
        • -NO VICTIMS THREATENED sub checklist: Changed VICTIM to SURVIVOR
        • ICS Org Chart Illustration
          • -Deleted item REUNIFICATION GROUP
          • -Added items REUNIFICATION BRANCH, REUNIFICATION STAGING, REUNIFICATION SERVICES GROUP, REUNIFICATION ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP, REUNIFICATION ASSEMBLY GROUP
          • -Changed item INTELLIGENCE SECTION to INTEL / INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
          • -Updated Copyright years
          • Help Guide 3.0

            • -Updated to Checklist rev 3.0
            • -Added, updated content to match Checklist rev 3.0 changes
            • -Changed Improvised Explosive Device (IED) section 5 to include updated information to match checklist changes
            • -Typographical, formatting and editorial corrections

C3 Updates Active Shooter Checklist to Version 2.0

Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist 

Rev 2.0 02/20/2018

C3 Pathways is pleased to announce the public release of Revision 2.0 2/2018 of its validated Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist for use in managing an integrated law enforcement and fire/EMS response to an Active Shooter Event. This update incorporates the addition of PIO/JIC and numerous changes based on emerging best practices and lessons learned. Accompany the updated Checklist is a full update of the Checklist Help Guide to Revision 2.0. Accompany the updated Checklist is a full update of the Checklist Help Guide to Revision 2.0.

Checklist Revision 2.0

START HERE primary checklist
  • – LE “5th Man” sub checklist: Changed item Get situational awareness to Request additional resources
  • – Second LE Supervisor sub checklist: Added item Assign LEAD PIO to establish JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
  • – First FD/EMS Supervisor sub checklist: Changed item Check in at Command Post to Go to COMMAND POST; deleted item Get briefing (verbal)
Law Enforcement primary checklist
  • – LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH sub checklist: deleted Support RESCUE TASK FORCE
  • – TACTICAL GROUP sub checklist: Added item Prioritize 1Threat, 2Rescue, 3Clear; Changed items Update Hot Zone and Inner Perimeter to Update Hot and Warm Zones, Report areas suitable for rescue efforts to Update casualty information to Triage Group
  • CONTACT TEAM sub checklist: Changed item Suppress threat to Contain or neutralize threat
  • – INTELLIGENCE SECTION sub checklist: Changed item Synthesize and disseminate information to Brief COMMAND, added item Coordinate with Communications Center
Fire/EMS Primary Checklist
  • – MEDICAL BRANCH sub checklist: Changed item Declare MCI level to Request additional resources; moved item Co-locate with LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH after Assign TRANSPORT GROUP; deleted item Separate radio channel
  • – TRIAGE GROUP sub checklist: Changed item Establish RESCUE TASK FORCE to Stand-up RESCUE TASK FORCE and moved after Get Briefing (verbal); deleted If possible from Co-locate with TACTICAL GROUP; added item Deploy RESCUE TASK FORCES
  • – RESCUE TASK FORCE sub checklist: Changed items Get briefing (verbal) to Assemble team and equipment, Coordinate casualty evacuation to Ambulance Exchange Point(s) to Coordinate casualty evacuation; deleted items Gather equipment, Get permission to enter Inner Perimeter from TACTICAL GROUP; added items Notify TACTICAL when deploying, If not done, establish Casualty Collection Point(s), Identify Ambulance Exchange Point and confirm with TACTICAL;
  • – TRANSPORT GROUP sub checklist: Added items Co-locate with Tactical Group, Transport casualties from Ambulance Exchange Point(s); added item Separate radio channel; deleted items If Casualty Collection Point(s), consider how to evacuate, Establish Ambulance Exchange Point(s), If needed, establish Loading Zone;
Other changes
  • – Changed Intelligence/Investigations primary checklist to a sub checklist and moved under Law Enforcement primary checklist
  • – Staging sub checklist: Deleted Separate radio channel; changed Keep list of resources to Check-in and list resources
  • – Added LEAD PIO (JOINT INFORMATION CENTER) sub checklist
  • – Added Joint Information Center box to org chart
  • – Updated address and Copyright years

Help Guide Revision 2.0

  • – Updated to Checklist rev 2.0
  • – Added, updated content to match Checklist rev 2.0 changes
  • – Added definition of Complex Coordinated Attack (CCA)
  • – Typographical, formatting and editorial corrections

Complex Coordinated Attack (CCA)

Definition

Killing or threatening to kill multiple unrelated individuals where there are [a] three or more attackers, or [b] simultaneous attack of two or more sites, or [c] an act of terrorism* which overwhelms the local jurisdiction and initiates a regional/statewide response.

*Title VIII, Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act: [An] act of terrorism means any activity that (A) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life that is a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State; and (B) appears to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.

C3 Updates Active Shooter Checklist to Version 1.3

Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist 

Rev 1.3 10/15/2015

C3 Pathways is pleased to announce the public release of Revision 1.3 10/2015 of its validated Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist for use in managing an integrated law enforcement and fire/EMS response to an Active Shooter Event. This update incorporates changes based on emerging best practices and lessons learned. Accompany the updated Checklist is a full update of the Checklist Help Guide to Revision 1.3.

Checklist Revision 1.3

  • – Intelligence/Investigations sub checklist: Added Reunification Group and Separate radio channel checklist items
  • – LE 2nd-4th arriving sub checklist: Changed Form-up to Link-up, Move-to Contact Team to Contact Team
  • – Improvised Explosive Device (IED) sub checklist: Changed Moving-to-Contact to Contact
  • – Added Reunification Group box to org chart
  • – Changed † Target staffing footnote EMS to Medical

Help Guide Revision 1.3

  • – Updated to Checklist rev 1.3
  • – Added explanation to RTF Ambulance Exchange Point checklist item, Consider Reunification Group checklist item
  • – Updated and changed Abbreviations, Glossary of Terms, and Reference List
  • – Added, updated content to match Checklist rev 1.3 changes
  • – Typographical, formatting and editorial correction

C3 Updates Active Shooter Checklist to Version 1.2

Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist 

Rev 1.2 11/2014

C3 Pathways is pleased to announce the public release of Revision 1.2 11/2014 of its validated Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist for use in managing an integrated law enforcement and fire/EMS response to an Active Shooter Event. This update incorporates the addition of a new IED sub checklist and numerous changes based on emerging best practices and lessons learned. Accompany the updated Checklist is a full update of the Checklist Help Guide to Revision 1.2.

Checklist Revision 1.2

  • – Added new Improvised Explosive Device (IED) sub checklist
  • – Changed terminology from victim(s) to casualty(ies)
  • – Changed terminology from Danger Zone to Hot Zone
  • – Intelligence/Investigations sub checklist: moved to main page, deleted checklist items, added 2 checklist items related to information handling
    5th Man sub checklist: Added designation checklist item
  • Contact Team sub checklist: Added Establish CCP checklist item
  • – Triage sub checklist: Added collocate checklist item, get CCP(s); Changed evacuate casualties to coordinate evacuation
  • – Transport sub checklist: Added establish ambulance exchange point; Changed establish loading zone to if needed

Help Guide Revision 1.2

  • – Updated to Checklist rev 1.2
  • – Added new Improvised Explosive Device (IED) section
  • – Updated and changed Abbreviations, Glossary of Terms, and Reference List
  • – Added, updated content to match Checklist rev 1.2 changes
  • – Typographical, formatting and editorial corrections

Rescue Task Force (RTF)

Definition

A mixed discipline ad-hoc unit with a security element, a medical element, and a team leader who operate in the Warm Zone to triage patients, provide Indirect Threat Care, and coordinate casualty evacuation to an Ambulance Exchange Point. The unit is typically comprised of two (2) law enforcement officers and two (2) EMS personnel, however staffing may vary based on incident need and local policy. Typically one law enforcement officer serves on point and the other rear guard, escorting the EMS personnel and providing security.