ABC'S Active Threat Response Plan

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Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) General Safety Clause in the OSH Act of 1970 states, "each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees." Workplace violence and active shooters are a recognized hazard.

NFPA 3000


The National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 3000 (PS): Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program states a public education program shall be implemented to communicate warning signs, survival strategies, bleeding control and recommended equipment. Active Survival provides all these requirements and much more.



The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful employment practices to discriminate against an individual with a disability. It is a violation of the ADA to fail to provide reasonable accommodations during training to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability. Not all employees can "run" from a recognized hazard.

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Active Survival was developed according to recommendations by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, and other state and local government agencies. Other safety and security best practices were incorporated from international organizations.

We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.

Many people were taught to simply hide under a desk or huddle in the back of the room when there is an armed intruder in the building.  Some programs even encourage people to fight a gunman.  Reality tells us we don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. We have all been programmed at a young age on how we react to most hazards, passively hide under a desk. We have learned time and time again, this passive response is not effective for active threats. 


Lockdown International's Active Survival: ABC'S Active Threat Response Plan training is an international award-winning course designed to provide and empower individuals with option-based survival skills to stay alive until law enforcement arrives, and ultimately survive any violent incident. This plan can be easily implemented into your organization's Emergency Operation/Action Plan.  These are skills that translate to a workplace, school, healthcare facility, place of worship, shopping mall or any other location in which an active threat can be a danger.


Active Survival will guide you through what we have learned, what we are doing now, and what we can do moving forward. We discuss lessons learned from prior mass casualty incidents based on the actions of the citizens and first responders involved. This training will help you identify the physiological changes to your body that occur under stress, and how to fight through them. The ABC'S Active Threat Response Plan walks you through each of your survival options in order for you to make the best decision possible.


A - Avoid
Not everyone can run fast or far. Learn how to AVOID an active threat using situational awareness and your own physical abilities.

B - Barricade
Some doors swing inward, some doors swing outward.  Learn how to BARRICADE your room to delay the active threat with common items found in most locations.

C - Counter
How do you fight an active threat with a weapon? Learn how to COUNTER an active threat with actions to disorient and disable.

S - Survive
Even if you are severely injured, you are not dead. Learn how to SURVIVE with simple lifesaving skills to stop bleeding.


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Become a Certified Instructor for the Active Survival program.  Active Survival Instructors are able to provide unlimited training sessions for their organization or jurisdiction.  This 2-day course provides participants with all materials needed to conduct training sessions.