On Thursday, July 20th, our President and Founder, Dennis Hohl attended a full day training workshop that was presented by the United States Department of Homeland Security for Active Shooter Preparedness. The Anti-Defamation League, St. Louis Fusion Center and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection hosted the one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event The workshop focused upon the following main topics.
Educating and updating participants on the most recent events, and the overall history of active shooter events
Describing common behavior, conditions, and situations associated with active shooters
Fostering communication between critical infrastructure owners and operators and local emergency response teams.
The workshop included open discussions of interoperability, communications protocols, and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response to active shooter events. The workshop also discussed how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts including Building Emergency Planning Capabilities, Facilities Communication and Incident Planning for employees, Emergency Action Plan Development Techniques, Recognizing Behavioral Indicators for potential Active Shooters, and Coordinating with First Responders during an actual Active Shooter Situation.
This was the second Active Shooter Training Workshop that Mr. Hohl has attended. In 2013 he attended a similar workshop that was presented by Law Enforcement officials and the F.B.I. As a result of Command Solutions being able to attend these two very important training workshops, we are able to offer one of the premier Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness Training Programs in the St. Louis area. We have developed a specialized version of the Active Shooter Workshop to address the specific needs of Child Care facilities, and have presented it to dozens of St. Louis area child care facilities. We also have an excellent program for businesses of all size and type that has received excellent reviews as well.
Command Solutions is prepared to bring this excellent training to your business or organization any time. Please call to schedule our Active Shooter Workshop for your business or organization as soon as possible. As we have seen all to many times, it can happen anywhere, anytime.