The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. The active aspect of the definition inherently implies the ongoing nature of an incident, and thus the potential for the response to affect the outcome.
According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report, 2020 witnessed the highest rate of active shooter incidents for the period 2000 to 2020, however, the 53 casualties were significantly lower. There could be several reasons for the sharp decline in casualty counts. One potential explanation is that many people avoided public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, which presented fewer active shooter casualty opportunities in traditional target-rich environments like restaurants, movie theatres, sports stadiums, workplaces and schools.
Though active shooters incidents have declined due to the pandemic, as businesses, schools, and other organizations begin to return to normal operations history dictates a potential spike in mass shootings that accompany an eventual return to normalcy. This webinar will examine what strategies have been able to put into practice during this Covid-19-induced lull and how organizations can mitigate these mass casualty events in the future.
You will learn:
- How to respond when an active shooter has been reported in the area and how to respond when law enforcement arrives.
- How to train your staff for an active shooter situation.
- How to prepare for managing an active shooter situation by defining organizational responsibilities.
- How to recognize potential workplace violence and profiling employees of interest
- How to implement technology to unify and integrate alerting devices and systems