High Threat Response Program


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

Community Stakeholder Presentations 

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 injuries. A resource packet is provided to all attendees that provides information they can use to immediately action items addressed in the presentation.

The next scheduled presentation is to be announced – feel free to sign up to get put on the waiting list.

Please park on the south parking lot and enter through the south entrance marked “Forum Event Center”

All members of the community are encouraged to attend. Some content is specifically directed to decision-makers, training staff, safety supervisors, and emergency planners of commercial properties. Sign up for a presentation with this form.

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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. 


Contact the High Threat Response Program team by email.