Active Shooter - what do do to prepare and during a crisis

Sad to say, but the truth is that Active Shooter events are a real part of life now, and something businesses must prepare for. They are a large part of the reason for the push toward updated workplace first aid kit standards which now include tourniquets and other extended bleeding control products, and were a major impetus behind the Hartford Consensus as well as the Stop the Bleed program.

In additional to the need for staff to understand the principles of bleeding control, businesses should have a plan for dealing with active shooters.

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources for Your Business

The tragic events in Orlando are a reminder that small businesses are not immune from violence. The US Department of Homeland Security offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters. Access free resources here

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