What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation published by Brett and Kate McKay stated “It’s a sad fact of life in the 21st century that active shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States. In other parts of the world, terrorist groups are using active shootings to, well, terrorize. While the media focuses on the firestorm of political debate these events cyclically create, I’ve rarely seen them discuss what people are actually supposed to do in these situations.”
There are some helpful tips in this article that support what we provide in our B.E.C.O.N. Active Shooter Preparedness Training. Our Active Shooter Preparedness Program was implemented in 2014 through the realization that encounters with a violent incident in the workplace, school facility, religious facility, or open venues were occurring at an increasingly alarming rate. Through these incidents, leadership and facilities has evolved to new tactics and procedures on how to better mitigate these situations by implementing “Lockdown” procedures. As we have evolved, so has the threat. We can no longer rely on “Lockdown” alone, there is so much more than can be done.
With emphasis being placed on training and preparation for an Active Shooter Event (ASE), BSR focused on developing an all-encompassing program that gives workplace management, school resource officers, school faculty, and religious leadership the tools necessary to increase their chances of survivability when such a violent incident were to occur.