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P19 active threat response steps toward mitigation_king_mc_evoy_6.12.19

  1. 1. Active Threat Response STEPS TOWARDS MITIGATION Brendan King, CEO and Founder Crisis Consultant Group, LLC
  2. 2. KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Early Warning & Identification of Potential Threats • Threat Zone Assessment & Response Options • Breathe, Think, Act™ (BTA) Empowerment Model
  3. 3. 3 “Left of Bang”
  4. 4. 4 BRENDAN KING CEO AND FOUNDER Over 25 years experience in crisis intervention & workplace violence prevention in high risk environments and settings • Acute & residential setting with adolescents, adults and children • USMC - OIF/OEF • Patrol, Corrections & SWAT
  5. 5. 5 BACKGROUND • 2019 Is Our 15th Year In Business • 37 States; US, USVI, and International
  6. 6. This presentation serves to inform, educate, and empower individuals that may encounter an active threat event. Any application of information provided is done at the participants own risk. No information provided in written, oral, or otherwise implied format either directly or indirectly GUARANTEES an individuals safety during such events.
  7. 7. DEFINITIONS Active Threat: An individual or group of individuals actively killing, harming, or threatening random or targeted acts of violence Active Threat Response: Actions taken in order to prevent, stop, or mitigate harm from an active threat
  8. 8. LESSONS LEARNED: Tangiers Outlets, TN – April 2019 Shooting occurred outside in the parking lot Employees & shoppers heard shots, and immediately began to shelter in place • Multiple calls to dispatch center • Law enforcement reported it was challenging to respond due to high traffic volume • Employees decided to act based on where they were located • Sheltering in place inside the stores was effective
  9. 9. LESSONS LEARNED: Northwoods Mall, SC --February 2019 “It was pretty much like a stampede, everybody coming out of the back door,” “They told us to get out and they said gun shots, and everyone stormed out, people were falling on the ground” • Shoppers and employees used an alternate exit out the back door, away from the gunfire • RUN HIDE FIGHT is most effective when you know WHERE the threat is • Employees will likely be viewed as “path-finders”
  10. 10. LESSONS LEARNED: Westfield Century Mall --March 2019 Reports of a gunman in the mall Witnesses inside stated there was a “mad dash” to get out of the store An employee was heard telling everyone that everything was normal and not to worry. • Just because no gunman was located immediately doesn’t mean there was not a person with a weapon inside the mall. • The employee made a statement without knowing all the facts • Employees should adhere to their company’s policy and procedures in dealing with an AT • Employees will be looked upon for directions and support
  11. 11. A combination of situational awareness and situational understanding placed into ACTION, resulting in an increased ability to predict, avoid, and/or respond to potential or actual violence SITUATIONAL SAFETY
  12. 12. LOOK, LISTEN, TELL™ (LLT) • Signals/behavioral signs/changes in normal patterns • Changes in personality/attitude towards others • Social Media posts, journals, blogs, written comments/political viewpoints/positions against groups • Obsession or preoccupation with combat gaming/violent imagery/music/movies/music, etc. • Prior history of violence (Domestic Abuse, Sexual Harassment, etc.)
  13. 13. LOOK, LISTEN, TELL™ • Statements, comments, jokes, disrespectful words regarding harming others, themselves, specific groups of people, government, law enforcement or authority/administration • Ties to and/or support for extremist groups or known terrorist groups, persons • Specific comments about weapons/tactics/explosives • Preoccupation with discussion of prior events and/or first responder procedures and/or methodology
  14. 14. LOOK, LISTEN, TELL™ • “Risk of being wrong vs. Reward of being right” • Risk = Offend someone/may be questioned • Reward = You could save lives / prevent an attack • Who to Tell? • Coworker • Manager • HR / Admin • Law Enforcement
  15. 15. 3 Zones DTZ – Direct Threat Zone ITZ – Indirect Threat Zone ORZ – Out of Range Zone
  16. 16. BREATHE TACTICAL BREATHING ACT WOUND CARE & HELP OTHERS THINK SURVIVAL MINDSET
  17. 17. SURVIVAL MINDSET Visualization Expectation Motivation
  18. 18. HARTFORD CONSENSUS THREAT MODEL • Threat suppression • Hemorrhage control • Rapid Extrication to safety • Assessment by medical providers • Transport to definitive care
  19. 19. TOURNIQUETS & WOUND CARE IDEAL: • CAT-Tourniquet • Pressure Dressing / Gauze • Bandages ALTERNATIVES: • Belt / Tie • T-Shirt / Paper Towels • Purse Straps (>1 inch wide preferred)
  20. 20. INTERACTION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT Empty Hands | Obey Commands Assist If Able Shooter Location/Description Medical treatment Directions
  21. 21. REVIEW • LEFT OF BANG • LESSONS LEARNED • SITUATIONAL SAFETY • LLT • ZONES • RHF • BTA • VEM • THREAT • EHOC

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