That means training the right people with the right skills, crafting a durable emergency response, and ensuring that important modes of communication are in place—long before a crisis ever occurs. Why? Because the best way to protect people is with active shooter preparedness.
Violence has always been a threat to human life, but the rise of mass shootings in America really began in the nineties with Columbine. After the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, campus safety became top of mind for administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
Colleges and corporations alike began to realize there was a need for pre-planning and real-time notification during emergencies. They were right — how authorities respond during crises and how prepared they are for a specific kind of crisis, have a significant effect on the outcome.
In this Active Shooter Preparedness eBook, learn about protecting your people during an active shooter emergency.