SPOKANE , Wash., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shots Fired!...the last thing one would ever expect to hear in a workplace or university. The odds of being involved in an "active shooter" situation are similar to being struck by lightning. But lightning does strike, and active shooter situations happen, and when they do the results are catastrophic. While organizations and law enforcement agencies have revamped their prevention and response strategies to address this critical issue, history shows that the immediate action of people on the scene is the most effective way to minimize or stop the violence. The key to survival is a proactive mindset.
According to the security firm, Pinkerton, workplace violence costs
employers at least
Randy Spivey , Executive Director of the Center for Personal Protection and Safety, noted that "a potential victim's understanding of an active shooter or hostage event and a survival mindset are critical factors in determining whether they, and those around them, become victims or survivors of workplace aggressors."
View the Shots Fired! When Lightning Strikes... trailer at http://www.shotsfiredDVD.com. The program can be purchased from the Center for Personal Protection and Safety by calling 1-800-990-4541.
About the Center for Personal Protection and Safety:
The Center for Personal Protection and Safety is composed of former U.S. Department of Defense and FBI officials, responsible for much of the US Government's current teaching and training on crisis negotiations, workplace violence, abduction prevention and hostage survival situations. It is the parent organization of the Safe Travel Institute (http://www.safe-travels.com) and National Hostage Survival Training Center (http://www.hostagesurvival.com). Program developers, Randy Spivey , Jim Sporleder , Eugene Rugala, and Steve Romano are recognized leaders in personal safety issues; are in demand as speakers, and appear regularly in media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Live, New York Times, USA Today and Forbes Magazine.
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SOURCE Center for Personal Protection and Safety