When it comes to an active shooter, being prepared and taking the proper actions begins with fully understanding the issues, security measures, and the organizational mission. It is important to remember the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, recovery, and communication as the foundational areas to combat and mitigate the active shooter threat. Although there are many security measures to choose from, the process begins with a risk assessment and vulnerability study to determine what gaps exist in our program. Part of this involves taking a different look at how we calculate risk and includes the ever-important communication side of our programs. After we understand our challenges and can identify how ...

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