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.