According to the Department of Homeland Security, "An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.".
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and many are often over within 10 to 15 minutes. In some cases, the event may be over before law enforcement arrives so its crucial that you are prepared both mentally and physically on how to deal with an active shooter situation should one occur.
Our lead consultant is religiously and culturally sensitive and will work with you to provide consulting in a manner which is best suited for your group. He has many years of experience working with, advised, and leading culturally and religiously diverse teams around the world. He will speak with an appointed representative of your organization in advance to ensure he abides by your religious and cultural needs.
Option 1 is "Active Shooter Response". This consists of a 1 to 2 hour brief for all members / worshipers of your religious institution. This brief is not intended to scare anyone but rather to prepare them on how to respond to an active shooter event using the "Run, Hide, Fight" response method.
Option 2, "Hardening Soft Targets", is intended for the religious leaders and staff of your organization. This option includes a condensed version (30 minutes) of the option 1 brief. It also covers statistics, pre-attack behaviors/indicators, and some deescalation techniques. This can also include a practical exercise which is "hands on" if you choose.
Option 3 is emergency action plan (EAP) development. This involves meeting with appropriate religious leaders and/or staff and can take the good part of a day. We sit down and work together on developing an emergency action plan for your organization. It is best if advance coordination can be made to include local law enforcement in the planning process, however if that isn't possible, the plan can be reviewed by them at a later date and changed / modified as needed. You will also be provided a few training exercise scenarios for future use.