A new report is available on improving survivability in IED or active shooter incidents. The First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs at the request of the National Security Council's working group on improvised explosive device situations and in response to first responders who have encountered mass casualties from IEDs or active shooter incidents.

This guide includes threat-based scenarios and translates evidence-based response strategies developed by the U.S. military for use by civilian first responders, according to the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). Topics covered include hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and response and incident management.