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Coordinated Response, Expectations, and Goals

Summary

An effective coordinated response to an active shooting is based on the actions of both the first responders and the business. In an active shooting, the business is not a silent partner sitting idly by waiting for first responders to arrive. Employees can take specific actions and preventive measures to protect themselves, coworkers, and guests well before first responders ever set foot on property. The business can perform pre-identified strategic assistance actions and implement predetermined roles, responsibilities, and assignments as soon as the nature of the emergency is known. Strategic preventative measures and the imminent knowledge of the business’s operational environment are key ...

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