The world can be an intimidating and frightening place at times. We’re not saying that to scare you but want to help prepare you for the reality which you can easily see on the news or read online daily.
Yes, there are challenges out there, but they can be met head-on with skills, training, and confidence. The first step is preparation because it’s too late when an incident is occurring to try to adapt and respond. You need to be aware and prepared. In many of these situations seconds matter, and can mean the difference between safety and injury.
That’s why we have created this blog. It is a vehicle to provide valuable information, insight, and knowledge about threats to your facilities, and ways to counteract them. The team at Hedge Tactical Solutions has the skills and experience to deliver active threat response training, and we’ll talk about that next.
We’ll also discuss topics like the importance of school safety protocol, for example. Our goal is to help you remain safe, and we feel that education is the key. As we say, “Doing nothing is not an option.”
This blog will give you options, and it will give you choices. It will become a trusted partner in your preparation and search for the training and skills you need. Welcome. We are glad you are taking steps to ensure your safety and that of those around you.
Sandy Hook. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Stoneman Douglas High School.
These names are seared into our subconsciousness. They were supposed to be places of learning, friendship, and fun, not settings for darkness and death. But, tragically, such incidents have become all too common. Hardly a week goes by when the news doesn’t carry a report of a shooting that violates the safety of a school or workplace or house of worship.
It may seem like it at times, but the situation is not hopeless. There are options to protect our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Our slogan of “Doing Nothing Is Not An Option” speaks volumes because if you are prepared for a confrontation, you can act to protect yourself and others.
School protocol is a major step towards safety. Realistic drills teach students and staff how to react in the event of a school shooting. They build confidence while also helping manage and reduce anxiety.
It’s too late when an event is happening to wonder what to do. Training delivers a margin of safety that can make the difference between safety and tragedy.
Information is one of the keys to safety, and that is the mindset behind our active shooter alert app at Hedge Tactical Solutions. A product like this is the perfect complement to your facility protocol. It provides immediate threat information to individuals across the campus and first responders, allowing them to react accordingly.