Posts Categorized: Homeland Security

Video of Active Shooter Training highlights ways to protect your team

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Active Shooter training has advanced past the duck and cover days of simple lockdowns. I recently present a program called “Active Shooter Awareness, What you can do to save your life”. The program was part of Neumann University’s and Delaware County’s Partnership for Public Safety. At the inaugural program, more than 300 attendees learned ways […]

Vulnerable Populations require special active shooter response planning and hands-on practice to be effective

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Vulnerable Populations are not immune to violence. Training needs to consider mobility, intellectual impairment, physical impairments and the needs of their caregivers when planning. I recently presented to a large group of organizational leaders who work with these groups on behalf of the Delaware County System of Care. Planners should focus specific action plans and […]

Bomb Threat management. know what your options are

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I recently organized and facilitated a program on bomb threat management. Many businesses and schools are being harassed by threats that can disrupt operations and put people at risk. My training program inlcuded experts in bomb disposal and treat management. As these crimes often cross borders, we include the FBI in the program for their […]

See Something, Say Something, DO SOMETHING? How to promote Safety & Security during the “guest experience”

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Hotels and Motels share many of the same challenges that colleges have when it comes to promoting safety and security on campus. They have a very fluid and transient population, staff has limited time to get to know guests and the opportunity for someone to “stage for an attack” in their room and quickly cause significant […]

Does your front line staff know what “you” want them to do?

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Organizational Leaders spend many hours identifying the best set of emergency response guidelines for their people. These guidelines often come from the Department of Homeland Security, other federal law enforcement agencies, professional organizations and local public safety partners. One question I often hear from emergency planners is where they can find “written” instructions to include in […]

Adding video to your discussion based exercise adds realism, moves play along and enhances the learning experience.

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Traditional table top exercise are often not localized to the client’s environment or capable of realistically challenging the participants. They rarely include video or actual images of the “threat” or the “response”. These types of cookie-cutter exercise generally have a scenario that is generic,  esoteric threats  and warm, fuzzy, feel good outcomes. In a recent half day […]