Active Shooter Test

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Active Shooter Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the recommended priorities of life regarding active shooting incidents?
    • A. 

      There are none.

    • B. 

      Officer safety is the first priority.

    • C. 

      All life is sacred.

    • D. 

      First the lives of the citizens at risk, second the lives of the police, third the life (lives) of the suspect(s).

  • 2. 
    The primary mission of the first responder (contact team) at the scene of an active shooter is:
    • A. 

      Containment

    • B. 

      The Three C’s

    • C. 

      Render Aid

    • D. 

      Confront and Neutralize

  • 3. 
    An Active Shooter is defined as:
    • A. 

      Any person who is actively using deadly physical force on another.

    • B. 

      Any armed person who has used deadly physical force on other person and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims.

    • C. 

      Any armed suspect that has access to victims and may harm them.

    • D. 

      Any armed person who has used deadly physical force on other persons and who is in a large infrastructure with additional victims.

  • 4. 
    Immediate Action Rapid Deployment is in direct response to the following, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Public expectation.

    • B. 

      The need to advance towards an armed intruder in order to minimize loss of life.

    • C. 

      Advances in training and equipment for first responders.

    • D. 

      The tactics of the armed, suicidal, homicidal, terror-driven suspect in society today.

  • 5. 
    The following are traits of an Active Shooter, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Most situations are spontaneous with no planning by suspect.

    • B. 

      Active shooters are often better armed than police.

    • C. 

      Active shooters tend to target places where victims are massed.

    • D. 

      May employ some type of diversion.

  • 6. 
    An active shooter incident timeline is described as:
    • A. 

      The period of time it takes for the first responder to arrive on-scene.

    • B. 

      The period of time it takes victims to escape the violence.

    • C. 

      The period of time from the suspect’s first violent action until his action is stopped or he/she transitions to another activity.

    • D. 

      The period of time it takes for the suspect to be stopped.

  • 7. 
    __________ is the primary factor when faced with an Active Shooter.
    • A. 

      Superior firepower

    • B. 

      Ballistic protection

    • C. 

      Rapid deployment

    • D. 

      Confirmed intelligence

  • 8. 
    When you encounter injured or scared victims as a “Contact Team” you will need to:
    • A. 

      Transition to a rescue team.

    • B. 

      Bypass wounded or innocent.

    • C. 

      Direct them out the way you came in or shelter in place.

    • D. 

      Escort them with you.

    • E. 

      Both B and C.

  • 9. 
    Immediate response in an Active Shooter incident is a necessary tactic because of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A traditional “slow things down” police tactic creates a time delay that works in favor of the Active Shooter’s planned actions of increasing a higher casualty count.

    • B. 

      Any time delay in establishing close physical contact with a suicidal / homicidal suspect can result in granting them additional time to located and isolate victims while arranging the crime scene in a manner that maximizes death and carnage.

    • C. 

      Studies have indicated that the military tactic of speed, aggression, and surprise gives a higher probability of success in Active shooter incidents.

    • D. 

      The inherent reluctance of law enforcement to accept any casualties to police personnel and during rescue operations actually creates a defensive delay in response, while other less “hazardous” options are considered.

  • 10. 
    Active Shooters are bent on __________  in most cases.
    • A. 

      Escape and evasion.

    • B. 

      Using hostages for demands.

    • C. 

      Killing as many people as quickly as possible.

    • D. 

      Barricading police entry.

  • 11. 
    Generally, entry into an active shooter location should be done ___________________.
    • A. 

      At the closest point of stimulus to facilitate contact.

    • B. 

      From the roof or upper floor to gain high ground.

    • C. 

      At any entry point other than the main entrance, if at all possible.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Active shooter environments usually involve the following environments, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Schools

    • B. 

      Malls

    • C. 

      The suspect’s home

    • D. 

      Businesses

  • 13. 
    The advantage provided to the police through the use of the urban rifle is:
    • A. 

      Increased accuracy.

    • B. 

      A decrease in the number of rounds fired by police.

    • C. 

      Reactionary gap is increased creating opportunity for better decision making.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 14. 
    First responding officers become the __________________ until relieved by a Supervisor in an Active shooter incident.
    • A. 

      SWAT commander

    • B. 

      Hostage negotiator

    • C. 

      Operations chief

    • D. 

      Incident commander

  • 15. 
    At minimum, first responder equipment needs to include ________.
    • A. 

      A patrol rifle

    • B. 

      Ballistic shield

    • C. 

      Basic duty belt

    • D. 

      Ballistic helmet

  • 16. 
    Contact team formations work best with at least 4 officers but can work with as little as ___ or as much as ____.
    • A. 

      1 and 3

    • B. 

      3 and 5

    • C. 

      2 and 6

    • D. 

      1 and 7

  • 17. 
    Contact teams should only be comprised of:
    • A. 

      Tactical personnel

    • B. 

      Hostage negotiators

    • C. 

      May be a mix of patrol, SWAT, or investigative assets

    • D. 

      Rifle-trained patrol officers

  • 18. 
    The following are Active shooter contact teams, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      Wedge

    • D. 

      T

    • E. 

      Diamond

  • 19. 
    Entry and clearing techniques during active shooter response should be ______________.
    • A. 

      Slow and deliberate

    • B. 

      Rabid, coordinated and aggressive

    • C. 

      Surprising and scary

    • D. 

      The lead officer's call

  • 20. 
    A suspect cornered without victims,  a contact team unable to gain entry, or a suspect that stops shooting and makes verbal demands may be defined as a ____________.
    • A. 

      Terrorist

    • B. 

      Barricaded suspect

    • C. 

      Victory

    • D. 

      A bad day

  • 21. 
    A three-officer tactical room entry offers:
    • A. 

      A rapid way to clear multiple threat areas in a room.

    • B. 

      More guns in the fight.

    • C. 

      An overwhelming force for the suspect.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 22. 
    The application of deadly force in an active shooter event:
    • A. 

      Should never be delegated.

    • B. 

      Should always be controlled through the incident commander.

    • C. 

      Must be delegated to field personnel.

    • D. 

      Is best controlled by on-scene first-line supervisors.

  • 23. 
    A rescue team should be prepared to:
    • A. 

      Move victims out of harm's way.

    • B. 

      Become a contact team.

    • C. 

      Create a casualty collection stronghold.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 24. 
    Injured persons, located by a rescue team in active shooter event, should be:
    • A. 

      Moved out of the involved building to medical assistance.

    • B. 

      Moved out of the immediate field of fire.

    • C. 

      Maintained in place with medical aid brought to them.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 25. 
    If a rescue team encounters a large number of wounded, they may attempt to create a:
    • A. 

      Victim stronghold

    • B. 

      Triage center

    • C. 

      Secure Casualty Collection Point

    • D. 

      Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

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