Active Shooter Training for Businesses in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia
Many businesses and business locations have emergency plans in place in case of fire, severe weather or national emergencies. The response is usually different for each type of crisis and rarely we have found that there is a plan in place that effectively deals with a workplace violence, emergency threat and even an active shooter incident.
How is your business protected in such an event? We want to help!
We work with business owners, HR managers and yes even your own staff to help them understand what to do and expect during one of these events. This planning and procedure evaluation and even active shooter training is all used to help protect your business and your most valuable asset: your employees.
If you see or hear something, say something!
We have all had bad days at work and for many of us, our workplace is our second family. We all have good days and bad days but there are key signs to watch out for and understand that these signs are the beginning of a planning stage and need to be addressed immediately.
Any of your employees would most likely never start their day upset or angered and continue the whole day that way. In most Active Shooter incidents, something triggers a negative thought which plants the seed, the event is planned and later executed which for most cases is done so after careful planning and preparation catching all who are victims by surprise. The whole event is even fantasized about on how to get even, and sadly many active shooters research and try to model their attacks from past events. So it is very important to recognize the signs and deal with outbursts, negative comments and other suspicious actions in the workplace. Deal with these immediately to defuse and correct this type of behavior, which HR managers understand completely.
We also recognize the importance of reporting these behaviors in preventing incidents, but what can you do after all of these measures have been taken to prevent a tragedy and it still occurs?
Ideally, you contact professionals in this field to train your staff is the best start, but planning cannot begin without training. Plans can come in the form of internal discipline procedures, steps to take if behaviors still persist and corrective action to mitigate this type of threat. Active Shooter Response training is just that, responding to an active shooter. The Run, Hide, Fight methodology of this is understanding where to run, where to hide and how to fight. We work with business owners and staff to help prepare them for just that. Business owners and employees can qualify for concealed carry permits to defend themselves and their workplaces and that training is also available if the need is there. Please contact us using the secure email form so we will be able to help you and your employees.