Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) Guide
InterAgency Board (IAB), 2016
The foundation of any Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) program is a comprehensive plan. A comprehensive ASHE plan provides a framework for developing and implementing specific procedures including training and exercising your capability, equipping your response elements, proactive engagement of your stakeholders, and evaluating your capabilities. A collaborative planning process involving representatives of all responsible agencies and jurisdictions sets the stage for an effective ASHE response. This guide has been built from the input received from a second Active Shooter/Hostile Event working summit (Summit II) participants and is designed to serve as a template and checklist for preparing ASHE-specific plans and procedures. Throughout the document, lists of action-items to be completed by the readers are noted by a checkbox to the left of the statement. This guide concludes with a resource guide that includes terms and definitions and example Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)/Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) for formally documenting the resources and commitments each agency and jurisdiction should make when planning and executing a multi- agency/multi-jurisdiction ASHE incident plan.