Mandatory All-Employee Active Shooter Preparedness Training Program
All UArizona part-time and full-time faculty and staff members, student workers, graduate assistants and associates and postdoctoral fellows are required to complete annual Active Shooter Preparedness Training. The university has developed a 12-minute online video which shares safety information on how to respond to an active threat and is based on the FBI instructions to “Run. Hide. Fight.” For any individuals who feel uncomfortable watching the video version, there is an alternative option to read important safety information which will satisfy the training requirement.
What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation: Run, Hide, Fight
When an active shooter is in your vicinity, quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Students, employees and visitors are likely to follow the directions of instructors, supervisors and administrators during an active shooter situation.
- Have an escape route and plan in mind
- Leave your belongings behind (take keys and phones only if it doesn’t delay your escape)
- Keep your hands visible
- Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view
- Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors if possible
- As a last resort and only when your life is in danger
- Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter
- Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter
Call 911 when it is safe to do so
How to Respond When Law Enforcement Arrives
- Remain calm and follow instructions from officers
- Immediately raise hands and spread fingers when instructed by officers
- Keep hands visible at all times
- Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to go to them for safety
- Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling
- Don’t stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating; proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the building/area of toward the location designated by officers
Information You Should Provide to Law Enforcement and 911
- Location of the active shooter/s
- Number of shooters
- Physical description of the shooter/s
- Number and type of weapons possessed by the shooter/s
- Number of potential victims and their locations at the incident scene
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The University of Arizona is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, and those who visit our locations. The Active Shooter Preparedness Training is one part of our institutional efforts to improve response, policies and procedures involving campus safety and security.
This training, presented by the University of Arizona Police Department, shares safety information on how to respond to an active threat and is based on the FBI instructions to “Run. Hide. Fight.”
All University employees are required to complete the 12-minute online Safety Preparedness Training: Active Shooter by Dec. 15, 2023. The training is required for all part-time and full-time faculty and staff members, student workers, graduate assistants and associates and postdoctoral fellows on an annual basis.
If you already completed the online training in EDGE Learning this year, you have fulfilled the annual requirement. You can verify if you have completed training by logging in to your EDGE Learning Profile with your NetID.
Yes. If you cannot complete the training prior to Dec. 15, please notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will need to submit an extension request on your behalf to the Office of Public Safety at email@example.com.
The 12-minute video has been created with a trauma-informed approach and does not contain any visuals of guns or attackers but does contain the sound of gunshots.
Individuals who feel uncomfortable watching the video version can satisfy the training requirement by choosing the alternative option in EDGE Learning to read through the important safety information.
The virtual training is available in EDGE Learning. You will receive a notification from EDGE Learning sent to your University email address prior to your training due date as part of your initial requirement and for annual renewal. Notifications are sent 30 days, 15 days, and 7 days prior to the due date.
There are two ways to satisfy the training requirement. Employees may watch the 12-minute video, Safety Preparedness Training: Active Shooter. For any individuals who feel uncomfortable watching the video version, there is an alternative option to read important safety information. Both versions are available in EDGE Learning.
The training takes 12 minutes to complete.
All employees are required to complete their initial training by Dec. 15, 2023. On Nov. 15, 2023 EDGE Learning will begin sending email notifications to those who have not completed the training this year. Several email reminders will be sent to those employees and their supervisors prior to the Dec. 15 deadline.
Starting on Nov. 15, 2023, new employees will have 30 days from their start date to complete the required training. Going forward, EDGE Learning will begin sending renewal email notifications to employees 30 days before their annual certification expires, based on the date of completion.
Completing the Safety Preparedness Training: Active Shooter before the due date is highly encouraged. Employees who have completed their training already will be due for their annual recertification one year from the date they completed the training.
We ask for your support in achieving compliance by reinforcing this important training in conversations with your team, and ensuring your employees have the time and resources needed to complete the training.
To support training compliance, supervisors can:
- Monitor email notifications of overdue trainings.
- Use the Manager Dashboard in EDGE Learning to view training completion status for their direct reports.
Technical: Please contact the 24/7 Support Center to address any technical difficulties while accessing or using EDGE Learning to complete the training.
Data: Please contact University Analytics & Institutional Research (UAIR) with supervisor questions relating to data and Analytics reporting about enrollment in and completion of the training.
Assign Training: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to gain access to the Registrar Role for assigning trainings to faculty, staff, student employees and Designated Campus Colleagues (DCCs).
Content: Please contact UAPD at email@example.com should you have any questions about the content of the training.