High Threat Response Program

Overview

Through a unique partnership, the Fishers Police and Fire/Emergency Services Department's High Threat Response Program (HTRP) designs, develops, and delivers standardized education, response plans, and training to prepare for complex public safety threats.

The program is managed by public safety personnel from both the Fishers Police and Fire Departments with a wide array of professional training and experience. Members of the program come from a variety of leadership positions within both departments and have backgrounds in training, incident management, trauma care, and tactical response. The group is led by 2 coordinators, one representing law enforcement and the other fire/EMS.  

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Community Resources

High Threat Preparedness Presentations 

Schools, businesses, and community stakeholders frequently request information about how they should prepare and respond to an incident involving active violence. This 2.5-hour presentation provides information related to the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery of an incident involving active violence. It introduces the concept of Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) and the importance of bystander action in addressing life-threatening bleeding via the national STOP THE BLEED campaign.

The event is free and open to the public. Some content is specifically directed to decision-makers, training staff, safety supervisors, and emergency planners of commercial properties.

STOP THE BLEED Training 

A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®. By learning how to STOP THE BLEED®, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Our instructors will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, they will be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life. 

City of Fishers High Threat Preparedness Training Seminar

The next High Threat Preparedness Presentation and STOP THE BLEED training course will be held on December 12th  at Launch Fishers.  Utilize the form below to register for the event. Registration prior to the event is required. 

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 Bleed Safe Community Initiative 

The Bleed Safe Community initiative seeks to increase survival from traumatic injury through a community-based approach to increase the number of community members trained in trauma care and the availability of Public Access Trauma Kits (PATKs) located throughout the city. Organizations receive free resources and training in trauma care that can be used to save lives in incidents ranging from workplace injuries to active violence. 

Target audience is anyone in your organization and all members of the community. Everyone benefits from this training. Learn more.

Vulnerability Assessments

Facilities come in a variety of sizes and are occupied in many ways. From schools and restaurants to shops and entertainment venues, building characteristics can have a significant impact when an incident unfolds. During a vulnerability assessment, public safety personnel conduct a site visit and review best practices while exploring the facility with key executives. The HTRP provides an array of resources that assist the organization to develop an ongoing and action-oriented improvement process.

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Download the Active Violence Response Poster

Download a printable version of the Active Violence Response poster with best practices to help you survive an event. 

Download the Safety Levels Poster

Download a printable version of the Safety Levels poster.

Public Safety Professionals

For more information on how to implement this program at your agency, contact HTRP@fishers.in.us

Questions? 

Contact the High Threat Response Program team by email.

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