Preparing for an unfathomable violent attack
We live in an uncertain and dangerous world where acts of violence are common around the world. Being prepared for an active shooter or active threat incident requires understanding how to recognize, prevent, respond, and recover from such tragic events. Bryghtpath’s active shooter planning, training, and exercise consulting can make the difference in your active shooter program efforts.
It is impossible to eliminate every threat faced by an organization, but companies can increase their ability to recognize and prevent violent behaviors, improve their response capabilities, and lead their team through recovery.
Bryghtpath works with our clients to assess their current risks and vulnerabilities, establish and clarify roles and responsibilities, and develop preparedness, mitigation, and response options for active shooter and targeted violence scenarios. We create customized and actionable plans for frontline managers and staff members with comprehensive enterprise-scale plans for corporate / headquarters teams. Additionally, we offer training, presentations, and exercises to build “muscle memory” and ensure teams are prepared for a critical incident.
We believe that active shooter training, education, and exercises should be planned and conducted in a manner that improves the preparedness of your organization without traumatizing employees, members, or students.
Our experience includes multiple active shooter program, training, exercise, and planning engagements. Our team is proficient with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines and the ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention & Active Assailant Standard.
Active Shooter Consulting & Capabilities
Our active shooter program consulting can be tailored to deliver results in the following areas:
- Strategic reviews of current active shooter programs, policies, procedures, and processes.
- Policy development covering active shooter programs
- Program development for all aspects of an active shooter program, including policies & procedures, best practices, plan creation, training, communication & awareness campaigns, program frameworks, metrics development & communication, and more.
- Physical reviews of current facilities, assessing threats and risks for active shooter situations
- Assistance evaluating current programs, violent protests, targeted violence, or other threats
- Development and facilitation of drills & exercises to practice and simulate active shooter situations
- Post-incident review and after-action reporting following an incident or exercise to capture lessons learned and develop recommendations for improvement
- Support as a Trusted Advisor to leaders, program managers, security or human resources leaders, senior executives, and Boards of Directors following an incident
- Communications: Expert crisis communications and awareness support before, during, and after a critical incident
- Training: Train stakeholders, security and human resources leaders, corporate executives, frontline teams and their managers, and others on active shooter planning, processes, policies, reporting, and response
- Partnerships with service providers, such as security specialists/providers
- Standards: ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention & Active Assailant Standard & Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
If you need immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call us at any hour or day at +1.612.235.6435.
Ready-made, battle-tested Active Shooter Plans
In addition to our customized options available above, we offer ready-made, battle-tested active shooter plans, with communications plan elements, through our joint venture Crisis Playbook.
Active shooter plans from Crisis Playbook come with support from experienced crisis management and communications experts, for any critical moment.
Free Active Shooter Introductory Training
We offer a free 101-level introductory course for active shooter planning. This course provides an overview of the active shooter threat and steps businesses can take to plan for a critical incident of this nature.
The course is intended to provide an overview of active shooter planning in a way that helps both the novice and the highly experienced business leader or individual contributor be able to make an immediate impact in their area of responsibility.
Our introductory course is completely free – each lesson is delivered daily via e-mail – and can be consumed in a 5-10 minute time period each day.
Recent Active Shooter Insights
Active Shooter Case Studies
We’re proud of the work that we have done to help our clients mitigate, prepare, lead, respond, and recover from active shooter incidents around the world.
- A major U.S. electric, natural gas, and nuclear energy company, seeking to elevate executive leadership’s crisis response capabilities and engagement, turned to Bryghtpath to exercise both their crisis management framework and build enterprise familiarity with the complexities of an active shooter situation. Read the full case study by clicking here.
- A Fortune 100 corporation, concerned about recent active shooter incidents, turned to Bryghtpath to develop and exercise an active shooter plan at their global headquarters in order to better protect their employees and visitors. This effort required close coordination with multiple city, county, and federal law enforcement agencies in order to conduct a full active shooter simulation, including law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical response. Read the full case study by clicking here.
- A Fortune 50 retailer, challenged with protecting their global workforce, turned to Bryghtpath to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention program to manage their risk of violence in the workplace. Read the full case study here.
- A for-profit university with a global presence, turned to Bryghtpath to develop a comprehensive active shooter program, including policy development, planning, on-site emergency procedures, training, and exercises in order to better protect their students, faculty, and staff.
- A major U.S. federal law enforcement agency, challenged with supporting private sector businesses with significant threats at home and abroad, turned to Bryghtpath to develop a new communication and incident management strategy to ensure rapid notification and ongoing collaboration during a major incident or threat. Read the full case study by clicking here.
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We can help.
Let the experts at Bryghtpath put their decades of experience to work for your organization
Bryghtpath has developed the active shooter programs, delivered training, and developed/facilitated exercises for many Fortune 500 organizations, public-sector organizations, and non-profits.
Our team has the experience, tools, and partnerships to help your organization successfully navigate the rough waters ahead – and ensure your organization is prepared.