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, advising, and leading culturally and religiously diverse teams around the world. Upon request he will speak with an appointed representative of your religious organization in advance to ensure he abides by your specific religious and cultural needs.
Option 1 is "Active Shooter Awareness". This option is tailored for individuals, families, and organizational groups of 20 people or less. The training consists of a 1 hour brief and all attendees are provided with a certificate of completion. It is a broad overview and provides attendees the basics 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 groups or organizations which lasts about 2 hours. Attendees receive the option 1 overview and also emphasizes pre-attack behaviors/indicators, and provides some deescalation techniques. This option is very interactive. Participants receive hands on training to reinforce positive awareness and response behaviors.
Option 3 is emergency action plan (EAP) development. This involves meeting with organizational leaders and/or staff and can take the good part of a day. We work together to identify areas which need improvement and develop an emergency action plan for your organization. It's 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.