Although we may respond in a similar manner, it’s important for schools to understand that each type of shooting/threat event requires a different prevention strategy. Lockdown should not be the only choice you give your staff, but your school must have an Active Threat Plan that includes Lockdown as an option for when the highest threat level arises: when the threat is inside the building.
In this session you’ll learn ways to enhance your school lockdowns and how to respond to both critical events and active threats.
This session will address the range of things that can be done to prevent an active shooter event and respond to one that occurs.
Paul Timm, PSP, the Vice President of Facility Engineering Associates explores the value of Campus Active Shooter tabletop exercises and how to get the most benefit from them.
In this Action Plan Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., the CEO and President of SafeGuard Risk talks about threat Assessment as a process of evaluating a threat and the circumstances around it to uncover facts to indicate whether the threat is likely to be carried out and then what should be done about it. Evidence-based threat assessment is derived from the U.S. Secret Service research, The Safe School Initiative, FBI research and Student Development.
This presentation led by Lieutenant/Commander John Weinstein discusses communications plans, preparing for non-shooting active incidents, command staff responsibilities, rescue task force operations and media response. It also discusses new challenges and objectives for first responders to deal with incidents such as the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India; Beslan, Russia, and Paris, France.
Director of Safety and Risk Management for the Georgetown County School District Alan Walters shows how a school district can use Active Shooter Response as the basis for a comprehensive school safety program.
John Weinstein the Lieutenant/Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach at the Northern Virginia Community College addresses two key problems with “run/hide/fight” response strategy.