The Everbridge Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions Active Shooter Preparedness Research Report found that while companies view active shooter situations to be a major concern, they are still not tackling the problem. Organizations need to focus on preparing and educating their staff to be able to manage such a situation. AEGIS Security & Investigations has allowed numerous companies to plan for active shooter situations through in-depth training sessions and risk management assessments.
According to the report, an active shooter incident was a top potential threat to the workplace for 69 percent of employee respondents. Coming in at a near-second was workplace violence. Executives and organization leaders reported being more concerned about the safety of employees or students than they had been two years ago. A shocking 79 percent of respondents believed their organizations were not adequately capable of handling an active shooter situation.
The perceived lack of preparedness of workplaces to address extreme violence situations should give organizations motive to initiate active shooter training programs for their staff. Taking the 21 percent of respondents who feel they are inadequately prepared to 100 percent is a critical mission in which we all must play a part.
AEGIS Security & Investigations offers active shooter training programs designed for people at levels within an organization. These training are the first step in understanding you and your organization’s capabilities and responses to an incident. Taking the steps to become better prepared in hostile situations cannot only save your life but help save the lives of those around you.
The civilian active shooter training provided by AEGIS are intended to build on “run, hide, fight,” the long-standing method of saving yourself in these events. Workshops run from an hour to several hours dependent on the needs of the organization and individuals. Our most highly sought after workplace violence training program is our one-hour plus add-on Run, Hide, Fight Live Fire Demo; participants begin with a lecture and basic training on how to handle the situation and are then exposed to sample scenarios in which they practice those same skills. The effectiveness of this scenario can be viewed when on CBS here.
You can download the report here.
AEGIS Security & Investigations is a Los Angeles based security firm that is licensed and insured to provide high-end armed and unarmed regular and temporary off-duty police officers, bodyguards, security officers, loss prevention agents, and hostile termination support. Additionally, we offer private investigation, consultation, skip tracing, and background investigation services. Our security training and active shooter workshops have been featured in news media and are renowned for their effectiveness and transparency. For more information or to contact us, visit www.aegis.com.