Active Shooter Training Programs
A comprehensive training plan will encompass everything from learning to identify and report warning signs, to sharing info about available employee support resources, to knowing what to do in an active shooter situation. Training needs to be geared to all levels and stakeholders in the organization, from employees, to volunteers, to customers, to visitors.
Just as you prepare employees to respond to other emergencies, such as fires or tornadoes, with practice drills, you should prepare them how to react in the event of an active shooter or other workplace violence. This may include helping them recognize what gunshots sound like, know how to evacuate the building quickly, where to hide, how to barricade themselves, how to behave when law enforcement arrives, and even how to act out against a shooter as a last resort. The more they practice, the less likely they will be to freeze in the event that the unthinkable happens.