FAQ Glossary

5th Man
[Active Shooter] A generic term for the 5th arriving law enforcement officer without regard to rank. Assumes the leadership duties and responsibilities of the 5th man whether a patrol officer or chief of department.
Ambulance Exchange Point
[Active Shooter] A specific location where an ambulance is sent to pick up evacuated casualties from a team operating in the Warm Zone. The ambulance may or may not transport directly to a hospital after picking up casualties.
Casualty Collection Point
[Active Shooter] A specific Warm Zone location with security measures to assemble nearby casualties and provide Indirect Threat Care.
CCP
[Active Shooter] Casualty Collection Point: A specific Warm Zone location with security measures to assemble nearby casualties and provide Indirect Threat Care.
Cold Zone
[Active Shooter] An area outside of the Inner Perimeter and inside the Outer Perimeter where no threat is reasonably expected.
Contact Team
[Active Shooter] See Move-to-Contact Team
Danger Zone
[Active Shooter] See Hot Zone
Direct Threat Care
[Active Shooter] A defined set of limited medical procedures provided in the Hot Zone, e.g. care provided under direct threat.
Hot Zone
[Active Shooter] An area inside of the Inner Perimeter under direct threat.
Indirect Threat Care
[Active Shooter] A defined set of limited medical procedures provided in the Warm Zone, e.g. care provided while an indirect threat may exist.