FORTIS can prepare your employees for security threats they may face in and outside of the workplace. Whether the situation is an active shooter event or someone seeking sensitive information about your business, your employees will be prepared to respond saving lives or protecting your investment.
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Previous Active Shooter incidents have occurred in retail establishments, corporate headquarters, schools, government and military facilities, and other locations where the general public gather. The incident occurs so fast that law enforcement are unable to respond and intercede. Because the lethal nature of these attacks takes place in a short period of time, security personnel and employees have to be prepared to recognize and respond, both mentally and physically, to an Active Shooter situation.
We are not without tools to prevent an Active Shooter incident from occurring. There are often warning signs that employees or supervisors can recognize that indicate that someone is experiencing problems in their life. Depression, anger, and increased usage or abuse of alcohol or drugs are indicators that an individual is experiencing problems that could lead to workplace violence such as an Active Shooter. Interdiction is the key here to get medical professionals and law enforcement involved to prevent the event from occurring.
For those situations where the assailant appears, and is not known to the victims, employees and staff need to be prepared on how to recognize and respond to the sound of gunfire or suspected gunfire of an Active Shooter. The employees need to be able to not only initiate action to reduce the chances of themselves becoming a causality, they need to be able to direct the actions of guests, customers, or those with disabilities to save as many lives as possible.
In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a study regarding Active Shooter incidents. Special Agent Katherine Schweit—who heads the FBI’s Active Shooter Initiative—stated she hopes the study “demonstrates the need not only for enhanced preparation on the part of law enforcement and other first responders, but also for civilians to be engaged in discussions and training on decisions they’d have to make in an active shooter situation.” Employees need to understand how to respond to an Active Shooter and practice their individual plans in attempt to survive the incident.
FORTIS Investigation and Executive Protection’s staff of former law enforcement and security professionals have studied active shooter incidents and trained both corporate and security personnel, in recognizing and responding active shooter situations. We have trained hundreds of people and developed emergency action plans for facilities up to 200 personnel. Our registered nurse provides emergency medical training for active shooter situations as well as general medical incidents.
Our Active Shooter Response/Survival Training Program and consultation includes:
- Preventing an active shooter situation by recognizing indications of workplace violence.
- Good practices for coping with an active shooter situation.
- How to react when law enforcement arrives.
- Critical information to provide to law enforcement or 911 operator.
- What actions law enforcement will take on the scene.
- Creating an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for your place of business.
- Conducing training exercises to prepare your staff to effectively respond and help minimize loss of life.
- Conduct a realistic security assessment to determine the facility’s vulnerability to an
- active shooter attack.
- How to manage the consequences of an active shooter event.
- First Aid for Active Shooter incidents.
FORTIS can help you assess your security posture and gauge your strengths and weaknesses in a wide variety of scenarios, from facility security to executive protection.
We bring decades of experience to our assessments and provide you with a strategy to improve your security and give you a peaceful piece of mind. Let FORTIS secure and protect your business.
With over 20 years of international security experience coordinating and providing personal protection, FORTIS can analyze your travel plans and utilize up to date, country specific, criminal and terrorist threat information to provide you with a detailed threat assessment. Based on that assessment, we will provide you with guidance to mitigate those threats and avoid becoming a victim.
If desired, FORTIS can provide you with personal protection measures training or a personal protection escort during your travels utilizing our veteran protection specialists.