The 3 Biggest Mistakes in Active Shooter Training

Jun 11, 2020 9:13:20 AM / by Nick DeMedici posted in active threat training

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Has your office been subject to any of these programs?

  • Training only for the worst
  • Overdoing it
  • Simulations 

Continue reading why these are three big mistakes when it comes to active shooter training.

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The Wrong Way - Today's Active Shooter Programs

May 5, 2020 1:21:32 PM / by Nick DeMedici posted in active threat training

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When I was 12 years old or so, my dad and his friends took me to the local gun range to shoot my new .22 rifle for the first time. I had waited on this moment for years, and, during all that waiting, all I wanted to do was target shoot.

After putting on my eye and ear protection, I remember walking into the gun range located in the basement of an auto shop, of all places! I remember vividly the smell of gunpowder burning and the heavy, grey smoke hanging in the air. What stays with me most was the constant crack and boom of the different firearms.

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Common Mistakes that Employees Make During Active Shooter Events

Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in workplace violence, active threat training, active shooter incidents

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Mistakes happen, right? It's human not to be perfect. Well, we aren't asking you to be perfect by any means. We want you to be safe from harm when the time comes. With active threats on the rise in the United States, we believe you can't afford to make a mistake when reacting to a life-threatening event if you can do something about it. Which you can. And we can help.  

When push comes to shove, and you need to make a quick decision in an active shooter event, mistakes can not be made. Learn how to reduce errors and keep your employees safe with advice from Active Threat Solutions below. 

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Top 10 Tips to Effectively Manage Post-Incident Communication

Oct 30, 2019 2:02:15 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in Emergency Response, emergency action plan, post-incident communication

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Communication is "the imparting or exchanging of information or news," and "a connection between people or places," according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. 

Miscommunication can happen in scenario, whether it's between a romantic relationship, a partnership with co-workers for a group project or where to go when there is an emergency evacuation. Excellent and effective communication is vital. 

In reality, crises occur daily. In 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported 1,247,321 violent crimes in the United States. This statistic ranges from murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Additionally, the same year, nearly 11,000 deaths were reported as a result of murder or manslaughter involving a firearm. 

Don't risk poor communication following a life-threatening situation. Read below to learn how you can improve post-incident communication and let Active Threat Solutions (ATS) be your guide to safety. 

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Warnings Issued to Troops About Joker Screenings

Oct 4, 2019 8:43:45 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in emergency action plan, active threat, active shooter incidents

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Movie theaters are attractive because for the bad guy it’s like shooting fish in a barrel,” says David Katz. Katz is the Director of Global Security Group, a New York-based security firm that consults with movie theaters. “Under the best circumstances, you still can’t empty the theater quickly. In an emergency, everyone is pushing toward the same door, thousands and thousands of pounds pushing them along in a very confined space,” Katz continued. 

The public needs to be aware of potential mass shootings that can take place in movie theaters. Particularly, when the release of Warner Bros. movie Joker begins playing on October 4th, 2019. From previous shootings, warnings, and incel activity, we want you to stay safe. 

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Workplace Violence: Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Organization

Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in crisis management, active threat training, effective workplace violence program

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Every year, millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2017, assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities, according to Injury Facts®.

Workplace violence is a threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or disruptive behavior that happens in a workplace environment. From threats to physical assaults and shootings, acts of violence are the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. It can affect employees, clients, customers and visitors. 

Workplace violence can happen anywhere at any time. What matters is how effectively, accurately, and appropriately you choose to respond to the incident. 

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Proper Threat Response: What Should You Do?

Sep 18, 2019 10:43:44 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth

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You feel your heartbeat rapidly firing off like the gunshots you just heard down the hall. Your muscles are tense, and your brain isn't thinking clearly… what's your next step? 

Your life is in the palm of your hands. How you respond can be the difference between making it home that evening or not. Do you know what to do when faced with a life-threatening situation? We want you to have the knowledge and confidence to respond with fierce defensiveness to save your life and the lives of others.

Don't back down in a threatening situation. Continue reading to learn how to respond to a threat appropriately and how Active Threat Solutions can help you. 

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National Preparedness Month: Preparing the Workplace

Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in emergency action plan, active threat, active threat training, national preparedness month

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During emergencies, at Active Threat Solutions, we believe employers and employers must expect the unexpected. Every year, nearly 2 million U.S. workers will become victims of workplace violence. 

Workplace violence occurs, and we want you to be prepared. Continue reading to pay tribute to National Preparedness Month by discovering the ways you can save your life and the lives of others at your office. 

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Mass Shooting in El Paso Leads Walmart CEO to Believe Active Shooter Training Saves Lives

Aug 22, 2019 1:35:44 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat, active threat training, el paso shooting

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Lives were lost in El Paso, Texas due to a mass shooting. The increasing number of shootings in 2019 continues to affect lives and cause grievances across the nation. The good news - there is a solution to protect the ones you love and yourself, by participating in active threat training. 

Continue reading below for more information on the shooting and how active threat training saved lives. 

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What Does a Risk Assessment Consist of?

Aug 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in emergency action plan, workplace violence, risk assessment

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Why do you think it is essential to conduct a risk assessment in your workplace?

Every year, millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2017, assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities, according to Injury Facts.

Continue reading below to learn the importance and development process of a practical risk assessment.

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