Surviving a Hospital Active Shooter: Train-the-Trainer: Oct. 4

Time: 10:00 AM


Virtual - 10-11:30 a.m.


This program is complimentary for IHA-member hospitals and health systems.

This webinar will not be recorded.

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Just last year, 100 people were killed and 213 were wounded in 50 active shooter incidents in the U.S., which includes the Highland Park shooting. According to the FBI, active shooter incidents—defined as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area—are up 66.7% since 2018. Hospitals are not immune to these incidents as workplace violence in healthcare is also on the rise. In fact, one of 2022’s active shooter incidents occurred at a hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Other hospital shootings that occurred in Little Rock and Dallas were not included in the FBI’s report, with the most recent in Portland in July.

Cultivating and maintaining response preparedness has become a crucial, life-saving capability for hospitals. To fortify hospital preparedness efforts, IHA is offering a train-the-trainer webinar that teaches how to survive an active shooter while considering the nuances of the hospital setting. This expert-led program will offer proven and practical prevention and response strategies, as well as the foundation for creating a four-step active shooter response training program at your hospital.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Review the history of active shooter incidents in the United States, specifically those occurring at hospitals.

  • Apply behavioral assessment and active shooter incident prevention strategies within your organization.

  • Build active shooter incident response and survival capabilities in your organization.

  • Develop an impactful four-step active shooter response training program at your hospital.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit those responsible for safety and staff education within the hospital. This may include those in:

  • Clinical education

  • Quality improvement

  • Risk management

  • Emergency department

  • Emergency preparedness

  • Operations

  • Security

  • Administration


Michelle Walsh-Fernandez, Director of Security, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, Calif.
With over 10 years of experience leading active shooter awareness and response training, Walsh-Fernandez helps healthcare workers and community members prepare for and survive active shooter and workplace violence events. Since 2015, she has been a volunteer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, first serving in the search and rescue division and now with the aviation division. Walsh-Fernandez has a passion for helping others and bringing about positive organizational change by sharing her experience in healthcare, security, emergency management and business development.