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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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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Active Threat Solutions Offers Free Seminar on Active Shooter Training

Aug 9, 2019 9:22:07 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat training

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Are you doing anything to prevent the suffering, loss of life and fines associated with an active threat? Give your employees the ability to put their lives back into their own hands.

Active Threat Solutions is offering a free seminar where an attendee could win a pair of Steelers season tickets near Pittsburgh on September 5 and September 19, 2019. Learn more about this free seminar below.

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Southaven Police Chief Credits Active Shooter Training to Saving Lives in Southaven, Mississippi Shooting

Aug 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat training, mississippi shooting

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According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), the total number of mass shootings in 2019 so far is at 248 in the United States. The GVA provides public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and collects data from 6,500 sources daily. 

With gun-related violence on the rise this year, we should all be informed on how to appropriately take precautions to save not only our own lives but also the lives of others. How can we do this? Participate in an Active Shooter Training session.

Unfortunately, another shooting took place in Southaven, Mississippi. Read below for more details on the incident and how active shooter training can make a positive impact. 

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Fight or Flee: Understanding Your Response to Stress

Jul 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat training, fight or flight

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Will you know what to do if an active shooter steps foot in your office or educational building? Your body will react before you have the time to process the situation sufficiently. There are two survival-induced reactions for all mammals, humans and animals, in response to high-stress and threatening situations - fight or flight. According to the New York Times, there have been 163 shootings in the past 50 years with 25 public mass shootings where four or more victims were killed. Many of the deadliest shootings have occurred within the past few years, as active shooting events are increasing. 

Are you ready to take action? Continue reading to understand your body’s response to stressful situations and how you can stay safe during life-threatening events.

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Virginia Beach Shooting: Active Shooter Training Helps Save Lives

Jul 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat training, virginia beach shooting

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Think of what you can accomplish in less than 15 minutes. You could reduce the clutter on your desk, go for a brisk walk, prepare food and the list goes on. The time frame can go by quickly, depending on what fills your schedule on a daily basis. However, unforeseen life-threatening situations happen in the blink of an eye. When faced with a lethal situation, the vital choices you make can determine your fate. 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security states that active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes. Participating in active shooter training provides the necessary knowledge that distinguishes your options of either living another day or becoming a victim. 

Continue reading to learn about the Virginia Beach shooting and how active shooter training can help save lives.

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What to Expect During an Active Shooter Class with our Team

Jun 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in emergency action plan, active threat, active threat training, active shooter incidents

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It’s a normal day at the office. The sun is shining and you’re sipping on your first cup of coffee, ready to be productive. Unexpectedly, you hear a loud gunshot firing off in the not-so-far distance. You can feel rattled nerves spiralizing down your body. 

Do you want the knowledge, skills and attitudes it takes to save your own life? How about the lives of others? Here at Active Threat Solutions, we provide personable training to audiences of all ages. Our training is applicable to anyone and everyone involved in a wide variety of industries, such as businesses, schools, churches, healthcare and conferences. 

“This training made me think about what I would do should I find myself in a bad situation. I’ve listened to a lot of trainings from the tacti-cool guys in camo trying to be impressive, but this was different. I would recommend this presentation to anyone,” said Michael Howell, Allegheny Design Services, PE, SE, MBA, Senior Structural Engineer, Director Sports & Recreation. 

Read on to learn what to expect during our Active Shooter Training class. 

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National Safety Awareness Month

Jun 19, 2019 4:35:15 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat training

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According to a study released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there have been 160 active shooter events between 2000 and 2013. During those events, 1,043 casualties occurred; 489 individuals killed and 557 were wounded.

Some of the most notable and horrific active shooter events outlined in this study that have the highest number of casualties include:

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School, 2012
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007
  • Cinemark Center 16 Theater, 2012

This study also noted that these events occurred primarily in businesses, educational facilities, government buildings and open spaces.

During National Safety Awareness Month, we feel that it is important to highlight what you can do to maintain a safe and secure environment, regardless if you are home, at work, school or in an open space.

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Active Shooter Training for Houses of Worship

Jun 5, 2019 2:33:07 PM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in active threat, active threat training

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Did you know that there were 261 “deadly force incidents” in 2018 at houses of worship including churches, mosques, synagogues and other religious facilities like faith-based schools? As the number of active shooter related incidents rise, many houses of worship still haven’t made security or training a priority in their faith community.

At Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth, we believe that it’s not just enough to increase security. It’s not enough to just provide run of the mill active shooter training in a check the box fashion. Leaders in the faith community need to take a stand and empower their worship community to know what to do in the event of an active threat situation.

Learn more about active shooter training, including the benefits of receiving this training, our instructions and how training can be funding for your faith community.

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"During active shooting incidents, 53% of casualties were wounded and 47% were killed."

- Federal Bureau of Investigation (2014)
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