Do You Need An Active Shooter Plan?
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Do You Need An Active Shooter Plan?

Why You Need An Active Shooter Plan

Colorado Springs, CO; San Bernadino, CA; and a host of others. Active shooters seem to be getting out of control. It seems like it could happen anywhere nowadays? The answer is yes! It can happen anywhere.

A client recently asked me what was the one thing she could do to keep herself and her family safe in today's world. I answered quickly... Have a Plan!

Having an Active Shooter Plan Can Save Your Life

Simply having some kind of plan in a shooting incident can greatly increase your chances of survival. Imagine sitting in your office drinking coffee some morning, or even out Christmas shopping... Do you want the first time you think about what you would do to be when some crazy person pulls out a gun and starts shooting? The single best thing you can do is have some kind of active shooter plan if that happens.

What kind of active shooter plan do I need?

An active shooter plan can mean different things to different people. Highly trained military or law enforcement veterans, or those very into survival may not go anywhere without a gun and knowing the location of every exit in any building they go into. Or, it can be as simple as knowing where you would run or hide if someone started shooting where you are.

A good plan for parents is to tell their kids where to hide in an emergency. Or, for older kids, how to find the closest exit, get out of the building, and where to meet after getting out. A simple plan like this can save their lives.

The fact of the matter is that any amount of training (the more the better of course) can greatly help in a situation. Even a quick, 5 minute, discussion about where to do during an emergency before sending the kids off to do their own thing in the shopping mall can yield positive results.

An active shooter plan can be as simple or as complex and well rehearsed as they need to be. But the simple fact that you have one can save your life and the lives of others.

If you want to learn more about how to create an active shooter plan for yourself or your office, all you need to do is check Google for active shooter training and several sources will show up.

We can also teach you how to make an active shooter plan. PRMG runs an Active Shooter Survival course that teaches people where to run, where to hide when you can't run, and how to fight as an absolute last resort.


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