We all can agree that prevention is key and training just for an active shooter incident like the Run, Hide and Fight after it already occurred isn't enough... At this point we are already too late.
By recognizing behavior cues in:
Pre-Attack Behaviors or Violent or Extremism Propaganda,
can lead to the disruption of an incident before it even happens.
"An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth a pound of Cure" - Benjamin Franklin
These words are as true today as it was when Franklin made the quote.
Active Shooter Prevention and Response
Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident, better yet what if we told you that with right tools anyone can PREVENT the next active shooter incident.
Here at TACT Consulting we enhance preparedness by providing scientifically proven methodology used by federal agencies and governments around the world to PREVENT active shooter incidents. Resources like DHS - Run, Hide, Fight method provides limited preventative measures and only concentrates on reaction "after" an incident occurs.
We offer a verity of training programs, from our three phase Advance Active Shooter Prevention and Response Program to a fully CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS for every sized business and organization.
Advance Active Shooter Program
PHASE 1 - Prevention
"Writing on the wall"
Pre-Attack Behaviors of an Active Shooter
We all have heard the term "Writing was on the wall" or someone saying "something seemed off" about a person. These are cues people are reacting to but they are not able to recognize or articulate what they are seeing. In the weeks and months before an attack, many active shooters engage in behaviors that may signal impending violence. While some of these behaviors are attempted to be concealed, majority of them are observable and — if recognized and reported — may lead to a disruption prior to an attack.
By articulating the concrete, observable pre-attack behaviors of many active shooters, this makes the warning signs more visible and easily identifiable. This information is intended to be used not only by law enforcement officials, mental health care practitioners, and threat assessment professionals, but also by friends, work colleagues, human resource, management of any size business or organization that may face the potential of a person moving towards violence.
Participants will also review indicators of violent extremist propaganda and behavior cues. By recognizing these observable behaviors could help determine whether individuals or groups are preparing to engage in violent extremist activities, such as conducting an attack or joining/participating in violent extremist organizations.
Psychology of a Killer
Six steps to the Pathway of Violence: Psychological Analysis (Predatory Violence)
Pre-Attack Behavior Indicators
Behavior Indicator Timeline
Six steps to the Pathway of Violence: Detection Vulnerability
Violent Extremism - Behavior Indicators and Timelines
PHASE 2 - Response
When facing extreme violence, a passive lock-down-only response may not always keep us safe. In fact, it’s no longer the preferred response of federal and state agencies. People need options to respond based on their circumstances. Proactive options-based strategies help them feel empowered to make the best decision rather than hopelessly endure a difficult situation.
Active shooter response training provides faculty and staff with effective response options in the event of an active shooter situation. No single response fits all active shooter situations. However, making sure each individual knows his or her options for response and is prepared to react decisively can save valuable time and help minimize the loss of life.
We will be discussing relevant information that starts with the history, statistics and case study of an active shooter. During this section we will discuss about the mindset for situational awareness and assessing the environmental baseline and the decision process during these events.
We will be discussing what options are available, such as - Run and Escape, Hide and Secure, and Fight and Eliminate the Threat. More importantly, which option to choose during this stressful incident.
During this section we will be discussing in depth on available options and challenges of 1st floor rooms and multi story rooms, large area space and individuals with disabilities or special needs.
We will discuss options on securing your environment and what items are available to help secure your area. We will also discuss your options if the active assailant is entering your room and what items can you use as weapons to eliminate the threat and to increase your chances of survival.
PHASE 3 - Helping the Injured
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
The current guidance for surviving an active shooter or mass casualty – Response to an Active Killer is direct and concise but incomplete. Victims with gunshot wounds and other traumatic injuries may lose blood rapidly, and their lives are dependent on immediate action from those around them. Incorporating basic bleeding control information into active shooter or mass casualty guidance can empower bystanders and save lives.
No one should die from uncontrolled bleeding. Simple techniques to slow blood loss have been used for decades, and extensive military research in Iraq and Afghanistan has demonstrated their effectiveness in treating injuries from gun violence and other mass casualty incidents. Without intervention, severe-but-controllable hemorrhage can cause death in as little as five minutes, and many victims may be beyond rescue by the time trained medical teams arrive on scene.
As the United States builds resilience in the face of increasing violence, lessons must be taken from experiences on the battlefield. Following shootings and mass casualty incidents, rapid intervention by colleagues, staff, and/or other non-medically trained personnel is critical to patient(s) survival. Techniques to stabilize traumatic bleeding are not complicated to learn, and initiatives to promote bleeding control can be easily incorporated into your organizations preparedness efforts.