Training Video on Active Shooter Filmed
On Sept. 5-8, the NIH Police filmed an active shooter training video on campus near Bldg. 35 and along Convent Drive. The subject involved civilian response to an active shooter situation.
Portions of the film were intended to simulate an actual emergency situation. NIH officers displayed weapons, but no shots, real or simulated, were fired.
The NIH Fire Department responded to simulated victims.
To a bystander, these staged victims could look real but they were only present in the area of Bldg. 35. Actors played various roles in the film.
The training video will help NIH Police better educate and prepare employees for the proper response in the unlikely event of a true active shooter situation.
A wide distribution is anticipated once the video is finished late this year, including as part of employee training and orientation.