What is an Active Shooter?

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Since active shooter situations can occur anywhere and at any time it is extremely important for businesses to train their employees on how to react if such a scenario ever occurs. Establishing an active shooter mitigation policy can save lives and keep these situations from escalating.

of incidents ceased before law enforcement arrived
of incidents ended in five minutes or less
of incidents occurred in a commerce, business or educational institution
of incidents ended with an unarmed citizen successfully disrupting the shootings
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Source: FBI Office of Partner Engagement

The successful prevention of these active shooter incidents lies with a wide range of public and private entities all working together. From learning how to read the situation to taking the next steps to ensure safety, every minute is critical for everyone in the vicinity. Get the training your business needs by working with the best. This is done through private training for your company and an on-site preparedness assessment for your team. Alamom Consulting, Inc. Security and Safety Division has committed to ensuring every employer and employee is confident and prepared to identify, prevent, and survive an active shooter event.

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