Active Shooter Preparedness
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. Here at TACT Consulting we aim to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident. We provide a customized approach to Active Shooter Preparedness based on your responsibility within your organization:
General Employee / Private Citizens
Human Resources / Security Professional
Active shooter or active killer names the perpetrator of a type of mass murder marked by rapidity, scale, randomness, and often suicide.
The United States Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims."
Most incidents occur at locations in which the killers find little impediment in pressing their attack. Locations are generally described as soft targets, that is, they carry limited security measures to protect members of the public. In most instances, shooters commit suicide, are shot by police, or surrender when confrontation with responding law enforcement becomes unavoidable, and active shooter events are often over in 10 to 15 minutes. According to New York City Police Department (NYPD) statistics, 46 percent of active shooter incidents are ended by the application of force by police or security, 40 percent end in the shooter's suicide, 14 percent of the time the shooter surrenders and, in less than 1 percent of cases, the violence ends with the attacker fleeing.
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Take matters in your own hands by being proactive and preventative and learning the signs of possible Pre-Attack Behaviors of an active killer.
Being aware of suspicious activities can mean the difference of being a survivor or a victim.