Active Shooter Training
The Behavioral Review Team (BRT)
The Behavioral Review Team (BRT) is a multidisciplinary team that meets on a regular basis to review and respond to reports concerning student behavior, including behavior that may pose a threat of self-harm or a threat to the university community.
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Active Shooter Presentations
UNO has adopted the run, hide, fight system for responding to an active shooter incident, as presented by the Department of Homeland Security.
In this one-hour presentation, public safety officers review the tactical options of Run, Hide and Fight by citing actual case studies of incidents, as well as, the university response to these incidents.
Upon request, the UNO Department of Public Safety will do all-hazards assessments of offices, classrooms, and work areas on university property. This assessment addresses threats that have the greatest risk in this area, and the unique advantages and disadvantages of the areas that are evaluated.
It is recommended that one of these assessments be done prior to an active shooter presentation so the results can be addressed during the presentation.
Active Shooter Drills
An active shooter drill can be designed and executed by the UNO Department of Public Safety. This is "hands-on" training involving physical participation. Public Safety officers have been certified in the ALICE system that basically instructs persons on how to run, hide and fight in a fluid training experience.
Due to the nature of this training, safety protocols must be adhered to and proper notifications made to avoid unnecessary alarm. Because of these factors, groups requesting this type of training must commit to a minimum of four hours.
Stop the Bleed Program
Funding was obtained from the Tri-County Homeland Security Working Group, through a State Homeland Security Grant, for the UNO Department of Public Safety to participate in the Stop the Bleed program.
The Hartford Consensus was formed to find ways to reduce fatalities at active shooter and mass casualty incidents. It was found that the primary loss of life in these incidents was the loss of blood. The American College of Surgeons took this information and developed the Stop the Bleed program.
In this one-hour course, participants are instructed on methods to stop bleeding at active shooter and mass casualty incidents. The UNO Department of Public Safety has the equipment and trained instructors to present this course.
If you are interested in arranging training or learning more about these programs for your group, contact Sgt. Dave Points, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the UNO Department of Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-in active shooter presentations and Stop the Bleed programs are conducted at Milo Bail Student Center once a semester. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact Sgt. Points to be placed on a notification list.