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What is An Active Shooter?

An "Active Shooter" is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “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.”

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Active Shooter Facts

The fact of the matter is...

Any one of us could find ourselves in this terrifying situation.

Within the last ten years, there have been at least 27 prominent, high-casualty producing active shooter incidents (Las Vegas, Orlando, FL., Parkland, FL, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook).

An Active Shooter will strike again in this country.

Over 1123 people have died as the result of Active Shooter attacks.

The United States is home to a staggering number of “active shooter” incidents compared with other places in the world.  Between 1966 and 2018, there have been 339 attacks with at least one casualty and only 3 attacks resulted in zero casualties in the U.S.  (Source: NYPD Active Shooter Study Report)

Schools, shopping malls, hospitals, churches, and businesses have all been targeted.

Most of these cases have occurred in locations where the shooters have been undeterred and unobstructed from carrying out their attacks.

The incident locations have often been described as “soft targets” with limited active security measures or armed personnel to provide protection for members of the public.

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If an Active shooter targeted your business today, ask yourself the following:

Am I prepared?

Is my staff prepared?

Do they know what to expect?

Would they know how to react?

What can I do to protect my staff, my customers, my clients?

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Active Shooter in the workplace training program

Triple Threat Solutions provides two main services to prepare your business to react to an Active Shooter event. We offer both staff training and on-site consulting.

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