Respond to an Active Shooter
This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Health Care Liability and Litigation; Hospitals and Health Systems; and In-House Counsel Practice Groups and the Enterprise Risk Management Task Force.
Sponsored by Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.
Ron McPherson, South Texas Protective Security Advisor at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will discuss the active shooter. Active shooters can attack our workplaces, schools, shopping malls, museums, and military installations. Although many of the perpetrators have a history of negative—sometimes violent—behavior, there is still no single, accurate one-size-fits-all profile of an active shooter. Active shooters frequently target some of our Nation’s most vulnerable open-access settings, such as the 2011 attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords during a public appearance at an Arizona shopping center, and the 2007 shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech.
The protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure from active shooters and other threats is a shared responsibility between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the public and private-sector partners who own and operate facilities.
Given today’s ever-changing threat environment, preparing for Active Shooter scenarios and training employees to cope with such incidents should be a key component of any organization’s incident response planning.