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American Business Safety Training and Seminars: Managing Risk: Active Shooter Incidents in the Workplace

A MERICAN BUSINESS SAFETY is pleased to present a new seminar, “Managing Risk: Active Shooter Incidents in the Workplace.” This seminar identifies strategies and tactics that can be leveraged to build a robust, effective and defensible prevention and response plan that will save lives if pre-incident intervention efforts fail and an incident occurs at your business.

Mounting Concerns Over Ineffective Plans

Members of the business community are becoming increasingly concerned that despite widespread media coverage of repeated tragic mass murders in the workplace, little or nothing is being done to effectively prevent a similar incident from happening at their workplace if a deranged individual decided to stage such an attack.

Pre-Incident Intervention Efforts Aren't Enough

In response to past tragedies, extensive studies have been devoted to identifying at risk individuals before an incident and providing interventions that would ideally guide that person away from violence. The methodologies developed from these studies have been widely implemented, yet active shooter incidents continue to happen with regularity, and they unfold in a highly predictable, consistent fashion.

Predictable Incident Patterns

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In a typical event, a disturbed individual opens fire without warning in the workplace, moving about freely and shooting often submissive victims randomly for approximately 6 to 10 minutes until the first police units arrive and intervene.

The attacker then either commits suicide, engages the police and is shot himself, or, more rarely, surrenders. When the threat is contained, police and paramedics desperately work to rescue victims and stabilize and transport the wounded within the "golden hour" time window during which advanced trauma care must begin for those with life threatening injuries if they are to survive.

In most incidents, there are some victims who cannot be saved, and in all cases there are others with life changing injuries. Even the lives of those who managed to escape unharmed are altered forever.

Something Is Missing

These events happen over and over in almost exactly the same way with a few variant details, but workplace-based preventive measures and responses have changed little. In many workplaces, the incident management plan consists of instituting lockdown procedures, calling 911, and waiting for police intervention. Even as police race to the scene, the attacks continue with tragic results. An honest look at the facts leads to the inescapable conclusion that what we're doing right now simply isn't working reliably enough to let reasonable people feel safe in the workplace. Something important is missing from business security plans.

American Business Safety Responds

American Business Safety offers seminars that present a down-to-earth approach to addressing the missing elements with an intense, reality-based training program that starts where warning signs and pre-event intervention leave off.

The presentation is designed to help ownership and management understand the target selection process, the elements that influence a go/no-go decision by an offender, and the dynamics that drive active shooter incidents once they begin, It goes on to examine the options for deterring attacks and minimizing casualties before public safety responders arrive by looking at the results of these tactics in historical incidents, and identifies strategies and tactics that can be leveraged to build a robust, effective and defensible prevention and response plan that will save lives if pre-incident intervention efforts fail and an incident occurs at your place of business.

The program was developed and is delivered by Ed Kardauskas CPP, PCP, PCI, CHSIII, CAS; — senior security consultant with extensive command level operational experience in law enforcement, multiple nationally recognized security industry certifications, and many years of service in security management and international security consulting roles.

Seminar Formats

The material can be configured to be presented as a 2.5–3 hour element in a multi-topic seminar series, or an all-day format that includes hands on scenario simulations, breakout groups, and tabletop exercises.

Bringing the Program to Your Workplace

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Managing Risk—
Active Shooter Incidents in the Workplace

Presented by:

ED KARDAUSKAS, CPP, PCP, PCI, CHSIII, CAS

  1. Active Shooter incidents
    • Why they are so poorly understood
    • Why they usually turn out so badly
  2. Incident Dynamics and Time Frames
  3. When prevention efforts fail - Analyzing options by examining outcomes
    • The duty to protect
  4. Real World Options for Mitigation and Response
    • Why “Call 911” is an element - and not a plan
    • The three critical elements for minimizing casualties
  5. Designing protective strategies that work
  6. Providing effective protection at affordable cost
    • Leveraging overlooked resources
    • The distributed protection model
  7. Where do we start when we get home?

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