Armed Intruder & Active Shooter Response
Since 2001, active shooter incidents have doubled about every 6 years currently totaling about 30 every year. While that may be a low count in comparison to the number of schools, places of worship and businesses nationwide, it’s clear these tragedies are trending upward. The more concerning statistic which isn’t widely known, are the number of mass attacks which have been prevented through solid Police work or diligent reporting by citizens.
We understand you and your staff didn’t sign up to be bodyguards. We start with a review of your current process to identify potential gaps and address common pitfalls. Then building off the standard “run, hide, fight” concept that’s broadly accepted, we will cover topics to include threat context, tactical considerations, and basic de-escalation techniques.
The need for a practical response that can be effectively applied is paramount. So, this class is intentionally developed to avoid the shock and awe approach. Instead, it’s goal is to empower your stakeholders to act decisively with confidence; for the greatest chance at preserving life and to prevail over an attack.
This training is focused on developing competence amongst your staff so they could call upon these life saving skills when it matters. In addition, the lessons learned will demonstrate the importance of having adequate security to help avoid or prevent a violent encounter to begin with. This point alone may factor greatly into potential liability as seen in recent lawsuits alleging negligence by employers.
If you’re looking for practical skills that can be sustained by your stakeholders, then allow Vanguard Threat Solutions to help develop or enhance your current action plan for increased effectiveness.