This comprehensive publication presents recommendations from the Hartford Consensus developed in response to a Presidential Policy Directive.
A compendium of expert recommendations on strengthening the security and resilience of U.S. citizens after mass casualty events was released in September 2015 as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.
The compendium, titled Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium, contains reports that represent the deliberations of the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events. The recommendations of this collaborative committee are called the “Hartford Consensus.”
The compendium comes in response to a Presidential Policy Directive from President Barack H. Obama, “aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the U.S. through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.”