Washington State Emergency Management Division


PER-375: Surviving an Active Shooter: Run. Hide. Fight.

Tuesday, December 3, 2024 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Environmental Response/Health and Safety

This performance level course aims to train non-traditional first responders, including civilian employees, students, faculty, staff, patrons, and any other person who lives, works, or visits any location where an active shooter incident may occur. The course focuses on the various components of the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm, which is widely accepted and taught as one of the primary response paradigms regarding active shooter incidents. Participants will learn about the ways in which the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm can be applied in any active shooter incident, regardless of the location or other factors involved.

During the course, participants will discuss the three primary tenets of the response paradigm, evaluate how the paradigm can be incorporated into existing building emergency action plans, complete a practical exercise in which they demonstrate the response options, and become familiar with notable case studies in which the response options were either implemented or could have been implemented to prevent or mitigate the attack. The course includes lecture, group discussion, and practical application of course material, and seeks to prepare the target audience for an active shooter incident by providing them with plausible and effective response options.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, Participants will be able to:


  • Articulate the need for an effective response paradigm to combat active shooter incidents.
  • Employ the principles of the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm in the event of an active shooter incident, incorporate the principles of the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm into existing building emergency action plans, apply the Run. Hide. Fight.
  • Response paradigm based on various active threat incident characteristics and will complete a comprehensive post-test and course evaluation.

  • All participants are required to have a FEMA SID prior to enrolling in this training. Please visit for more information.

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Health Care
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Education

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Snohomish County DEM

720 80th St. Sw. Bldg. A
Everett, WA 98203

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Snohomish County Dept. of Emergency Management

Course Manager:


Krystal Craig



(425) 388-5197

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


To apply, please click here.


Access Code is NCBRT375.

Class ID is 30658.