The two central questions facing administrators are how to plan for an emergency and does their organization have the expertise?
From the first shot to the last, the average active shooter incident lasts 8 to 12 minutes. What faculty and staff do during these first crucial minutes will make a difference when it comes to safeguarding a student or patient. Planning and preparation are of paramount importance. Doing nothing is not the answer; not doing enough is no longer acceptable. School administrators and hospital executives face significant challenges when it comes to protecting the lives of those they have been entrusted to serve. What is required is a thorough understanding of best practices and strategies designed to create safe environments.
Increasingly, hospitals, schools and universities are impacted by threats and hazards. Even with this increased awareness, the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary is a grim reminder that more planning, training, and strengthening of facilities is needed if society is to mitigatethe active shooter horror. School officials, university presidents, and CEOs of hospitals need to be proactive. They need to embrace the benefits of an all-hazards comprehensive approach because its results are far reaching. Coordination and synergy from a comprehensive solution will provide seamless communication and implementation. Leaders of organizations should always ask the question, “How will I assess the threat and is our current plan the right security solution?”
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