Overview: FEMA IS-907 course was published on 12/28/2015 to provide guidance to individuals, including managers and employees so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
FEMA IS-907 is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.
NOTE: Several updates have been made to this course. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.
FEMA IS-907 test answers
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1. When law enforcement officers arrive at an active shooter incident, their first priority is to:
A. Find and incapacitate the shooter.
B. Seal off all escape routes so the shooter doesn’t get away.
C. Evacuate uninjured persons to safety.
D. Remove wounded persons from the scene of the incident.✅
2. When evacuating the premises during an active shooter incident, your responsibilities to others include:
• Warning individuals not to enter the area where the active shooter may be.
• Helping others escape, if possible.
A. Helping colleagues grab important work and personal items on your way out.
B. Preventing others from entering an area where the active shooter may be.✅
C. Attempting to move any wounded people to safety.
D. Find the shooter and notify police of his/her exact location.
3. TRUE OR FALSE: When creating an Emergency Action Plan, stakeholders who can provide valuable input include your human resources department, your training department (if one exists), facility owners/operators, loss prevention specialists, your property manager, and local law enforcement and/or emergency responders.
4. If you can safely notify the 911 dispatcher or law enforcement officials about an active shooter incident while it is happening, when possible provide the following information initially:
• Location of the incident
• Number of shooters, if more than one
• Physical description of the shooter(s)
• Number and type of weapons held by the shooter
• How many people are with you if you are in a secure area
A. Where the facility’s Emergency Action Plan is stored.
B. Number of potential victims at the location.✅
C. Your guess as to how the shooter gained access to the space.
D. Whether you had suspected such an incident would occur.
5. In an Emergency Action Plan, the emergency notification system would include provisions about alerting all of the following parties about an emergency EXCEPT FOR:
A. Local area hospitals.
B. Individuals at remote locations within the premises.
C. Workers’ immediate family members.✅
D. Local law enforcement.
6. In an active shooter situation, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. The first possibility to consider is:
A. Call 911. Your first duty is to notify authorities about what is happening.
B. Take action. Do whatever you can to protect innocent people from the shooter.
C. Engage the shooter in a conversation in hope of ending the incident.
D. Quickly seek a safe environment by running or sheltering.✅
7. TRUE OR FALSE: Typically there is a predictable pattern in the selection of victims in an active shooter incident.
8. After an active shooter incident is over, human resources and/or management should analyze the lessons learned and:
A. Develop an after-action report that describes how the Emergency Action Plan worked and how it might be improved.✅
B. Require future potential employees to undergo mandatory psychological testing, to screen out anyone with mental health issues.
C. Identify the shooter’s mental health problems to exonerate the organization of any wrongdoing.
D. Hold a press conference to describe how the organization handled the crisis and recognize law enforcement’s exemplary response efforts.
9. All of the following are good response practices in an active shooter situation EXCEPT FOR:
A. Running into the hallway immediately so you can escape.✅
B. Staying in the office where you are and securing the door.
C. Taking note of the nearest exits in any facility.
D. Being aware of your environment and any possible dangers.
10. When an active shooter situation is in progress, what is usually required to stop the shooter and mitigate harm to victims?
A. Sudden remorse in the shooter for injuries inflicted
B. Unified confrontation of the shooter by potential victims
C. Immediate deployment of law enforcement
D. Department of Homeland Security intervention✅
11. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. Indicators of potentially violent behavior usually cannot be managed and treated; hence, the only way to effectively prevent workplace violence is to successfully screen for violent tendencies in job applicants.
B. Regardless of the type of workplace violence, the chances for prevention improve with increased awareness of potential warning signs and rapid response to a problem.
C. If you notice characteristics of potentially violent behavior in an employee or coworker, you should collect evidence before alerting your supervisor or human resources department.✅
D. Historically, employees who commit violent acts in the workplace typically just ‘snap,’ which is why it’s impossible to prevent situations such as active shooter incidents.
12. TRUE OR FALSE: Employees and customers are likely to follow the lead of managers or uniformed officials during an emergency situation.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Curriculum
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- IS-913: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration
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- IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness
- IS-912: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards
- IS-914: Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
- IS-915: Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats
- IS-916: Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can do
- IS-870: Dam Sector: Crisis Management
- IS-871: Dam Sector: Security Awareness
- IS-872: Dam Sector: Protective Measures
- IS-1170: Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC)
- IS-1171: Overview of Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Publications
- IS-1172: The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: Facility Security Level (FSL) Determination
- IS-1173: Levels of Protection (LOP) and Application of the Design-Basis Threat (DBT) Report
- IS-1174: Facility Security Committees
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