Active Shooter Training
Preparing for active shooter situations on university campuses
AVERT (Active Violence Emergency Response Training) is a comprehensive program designed to educate faculty, staff, and students on how to respond to an active shooter or other violent incident on campus. Universities have been some of the most common locations of active shooter situations in recent years and training can help your staff and faculty to staff vigilant and observe potential threats to thwart them before they happen.Take our 3-Minute Readiness Assessment
Identifying warning signs of violence on campus
Another major component of AVERT training is learning to recognize the signs that a potential act of violence may occur. These can include sudden changes in behavior by colleagues, aggressive language, threats made or violence acted out towards others, as well as individuals talking about acquiring guns and/or other weapons. By understanding how to identify these red flags, faculty, staff, and students can take proactive measures to prevent tragedies from occurring.Learn More Find An Instructor Course
Responding to active violence situations on campus
If an active shooter or other violent incident does occur, AVERT training provides instructions on how individuals can safely escape and evade. This involves locating the nearest exit, barricading in a secure location, and potentially using tactics such as running away, hiding, or fighting if no other option is available. Ultimately, the goal of this portion of the training is to help get individuals to a place of safety as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Emergency training for bleeding control and stopping the bleed
In addition to identifying warning signs and escaping and evading an active violence incident, AVERT training also demonstrates bleeding control methods that are critical to saving lives. This includes applying tourniquets and packing wounds. In the event of a shooting or other violent incident in a school or university, individuals may sustain serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. By learning bleeding control techniques, faculty, staff, and students can help save lives from injuries that result in rapid blood loss.
Live simulations for better retention among faculty and staff
Another unique feature of AVERT training is that our training uses live scenario simulations to attempt to recreate the chaos and stress of an actual emergency situation. This training allows individuals to practice the response and decision-making skills they learn in a controlled environment. This immersive approach helps build confidence and preparedness should real-life emergencies occur.
Why choose AVERT for university active shooter training
There are numerous benefits to providing AVERT training to faculty, staff, and students at a university, including:
- Enhanced safety: By learning how to recognize warning signs, escape and evade, and control bleeding, faculty, staff, and students can protect themselves and others in the event of an active shooter or other violent incident.
- Greater peace of mind: Providing AVERT training can help faculty, staff, and students feel more prepared and confident in their ability to handle crisis situations, reducing stress and anxiety on campus.
- Improved teamwork: AVERT training can help individuals work together as a team in the event of an emergency, enhancing communication and cooperation.
- Enhanced preparedness: By understanding how to handle crisis situations, faculty, staff, and students can be better prepared for a variety of emergencies, not just active shooter situations.
Get in Touch with the AVERT team
If you are interested in providing AVERT training to faculty, staff, and students at your university, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Our team will be happy to assist you in developing a customized training plan that meets the needs of your organization. Together, we can work towards creating a safer and more prepared campus community.Learn More