DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop


    DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop – Tucson, AZ


    Given today’s ever-changing threat environment, preparing for and training employees to cope with active threats and workplace violence should be a key piece of an organization’s emergency action plan.

    A Unique Training Opportunity

    The Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, Arizona Infragard, Tucson Electric Power and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection is hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event:

    • Educating participants on the history of active shooter events;
    • Describing common behavior, conditions, and situations associated with active shooters; and
    • Fostering communication between critical infrastructure owners and operators and local emergency response teams. This course includes discussions of interoperability, communications protocols, and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response.

    Building Emergency Planning Capabilities

    The event will also describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts including:

    • Communication and Incident Planning for employees;
    • Emergency Action Plan Development;
    • Recognizing Behavioral Indicators; and
    • Coordinating with First Responders.

     Who should Participate?

    This event is open to:  

    • Corporate and facility security professionals from the private and public sectors;
    • Supervisory first responders;
    • Human Resource managers;
    • Law Enforcement;
    • Community Response officials; and
    • Homeland security representatives.


    Registration (Begins at 7:30 A.M.)

    8:30 A.M. Opening Remarks and Welcome

    8:45 A.M. Guest Speaker

    9:00 A.M Module 1

    • Recognition

    10:00 A.M. Module 2

    • Prevention

    11:00 A.M. Module 3

    • Protection

    12:00 P.M. Lunch

    1:00 P.M. Module 4

    • Mitigation

    2:00 P.M. Module 5

    • Response

    2:15 P.M. Break


    3:00 P.M. Module 6

    • Recovery

    3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Closing Remarks


    • A Federal, state, local government-issued ID (e.g., state issued drivers license) will be required for entry
    • For more information on the Active Shooter Preparedness Workshops, email: ASWorkshop@hq.dhs.gov
    • For more Active Shooter Preparedness information visit:http://WWW.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness
    • At your request, Ms. Christine Figueroa or Mr. Keith Schenkel, your local DHS Protective Security Advisors (PSA) can provide additional information regarding DHS products and services that may be available to your organization.  A fact sheet on the DHS PSA program can be requested by emailing your local PSA at: christine.figueroa@hq.dhs.gov; keith.schenkel@hq.dhs.gov


    • Registration closes November 14, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. EST;
    • Limited seating is available; 2 slots per organization. Additional attendees will be approved on a case by case basis;
    • Note: If your plans change, please alert us, so we can accommodate others on the waiting list.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSES at noon, November 14, 2017

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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