Advanced Active Shooters Scenario: Tactics & Operations (A2S2:T&O)

Advanced Active Shooters Scenario: Tactics & Operations provides training to combat potential terrorist attacks against the United States, particularly the state of New York, in which small arms fire, automatic weapons, and explosives are used to attack a jurisdiction at multiple locations. The attack would be sustained for more than 12 hours, overwhelming any local jurisdiction's capability to effectively respond without significant assistance from other local, state, and federal agencies. Such an attack would probably occur without warning and would result in a high number of casualties among civilians, law enforcement officers, and other emergency response providers. Although there would be fatalities, it is likely that many casualties would suffer minor to life-threatening injuries, requiring on-scene emergency care and transport to medical facilities.

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A rescue task force uses The Alley to move a patient to an external casualty collection point.

While this type of attack has not occurred in the United States at this scale, attacks have occurred elsewhere in the world. Of particular note are the coordinated attacks that occurred in London (July 2005), Mumbai, India (November 2008), Nairobi, Kenya (September 2013), and Paris, France (January 2015). All of these attacks were well-planned and coordinated. The threat of a coordinated terrorist attack against the United States and the state of New York is very high. As a result, both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are engaged in efforts to build and expand capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, and respond to terrorist acts.



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Students use a diamond formation to move patients out of a warm zone.


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Law enforcement command and EMS command link up to identify available resources.


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A law enforcement student engages an Aggressor Role Player at The Estates.


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A2S2 students practice conducting a rescue task force in the rain during a skill lane.


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Law enforcement students practice linear clearing during a skill lane.