Guidance to First Responders for the Active Assailant Incident
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, The Maryland Department of the State Police, Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group, 2014
The goal of this document is to provide guidance and share best practices to local officials on planning, training, equipping (including personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as the stages of response and recovery. It includes recommendations on all the phases of response. Community involvement is integral in planning, mitigation, response, and recovery, but this document is specifically directed to the first responders. Community participation will be addressed in a later document.