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)


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.

Loading Zone


A large open area where all casualties from an incident are assembled, organized, and loaded into awaiting ambulances that then transport to directed hospitals. Typically used when casualties outnumber available transport ambulances.