Homeland Security

Active Shooter Training

Homeland Security

Trainings are presented by the Houma Police Department, Houma Fire Department, and the Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. The team uses discussion-based scenarios called tabletop exercises to educate local schools and businesses on how to best survive an active shooter incident.

If you do not have an active shooter plan, start working on one today. This training will help you start your plan or enhance your existing plan. Most active shooter incidents occur at schools, businesses, and churches. This training focuses on what actions should be taken during an active shooter event. The training is based on past active shooter experiences.

5-step Process to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident

  1. CRAFT ACTIVE SHOOTER PLAN: A custom-made plan is tailored to your needs.
  2. VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS: Evaluation of security/perimeter/procedures defines your most likely threats.
  3. ACTIVE SHOOTER TABLETOP EXERCISE: Discussion drill of worst-case scenario: There is an active shooter on your property right now. How can you minimize your casualties?
  4. LOCKDOWN/NOTIFICATION DRILL: Drill that tests your notification of staff/911 and tests staff knowledge of plan.
  5. AFTER ACTION REPORT: Use lessons learned from your drills to revise your plan.