Posts Tagged "Crisis"

Saving Lives at Active Shooter Events is in the Public’s Hands

Jan Glarum from A Better Emergency consulting is advocating for active shooter trauma kits to be housed alongside AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) in public areas like shopping centers. I agree with him.

Protecting Our Kids From Active Slaughter

There are many ways to make your school or organization more friendly to first responders that will help them help you when it hits the fan. Here are some of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's more recent recommendations.

Don’t Even Think of Outrunning a Tornado

You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you sure as heck can't outrun a tornado. Do you have a safe room and have you gotten a kit, made a plan, and are ready to stay informed?

Run, Hide, Fight – New Keywords To Help You Survive

"It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality" This video produced by the city of Houston introduces the keywords, "Run, Hide, Fight" to help you survive an active shooter incident.

Aurora Colorado Century 16 Theater Shooting

Did anyone notice that James E. Holmes was planning to massacre moviegoers but didn't speak up? If he could not have gotten his weapons legally, would he have given up? And what training can you and your family get to help be better prepared for whatever comes your way?

Training to Take Out an Active Shooter – Part 5

My final entry in a series on active shooters. To be prepared to defend against an active shooter, you must be physically and mentally prepared, appropriately trained, and you must always carry your gun with you. Not everyone likes guns, but someone needs to defend against the wolves.

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 4

People can be classified as sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Which one are you? If you are a sheepdog, do you have the mindset and training to use a weapon to dispatch a wolf before any sheep can be harmed?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 3

Earlier I wrote about how to prevent an active shooter from getting in to your building. But what if he is in the building, and it's your child's' school? Do your children know what to do? Do their teachers?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 2

Doors and receptionists are your first line of defense against an active shooter. Do you have and enforce a no tailgating policy and empower your receptionists to prevent entry of any employee without a valid cardkey?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 1

Although it makes people uncomfortable to discuss, you should understand what to do if you are involved in an active shooter situation. This will be a series and the first post points you to an online training course that your entire family can take to help you understand your options if you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter situation.