There is typically no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these scenario-based workshops give first responders the opportunity to strategize response and collaboration.
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014
New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a privately owned security services firm headquartered in Manassas, VA, specializing in armed and unarmed security officers in the Mid-Atlantic region, recently participated in active shooter training hosted by both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
“As a result of this training and the DHS “whole community” approach, New Horizon Security officers and our customers will be better prepared for, and respond to, an active shooter situation,” said Doug Snyder, New Horizon Security’s Director of Security Operations. “There is typically no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these scenario-based workshops give first responders the opportunity to strategize response and collaboration.”
Part of national preparedness initiatives, the workshops review past and recent events, pre-attack behaviors and indicators and how to make a plan to RUN, HIDE, FIGHT. With a private security and law enforcement audience, issues to consider during an active shooter situation were addressed, such as:
- First responder communication to the public and with each other
- Success strategies in preparing and dealing with mass media
- Lessons learned in other scenarios involving an active shooter
- FBI response/assistance to local, state and federal agencies during an active shooter and mass casualty incident
“There’s no doubt that our customers will benefit from our enhanced preparedness as a result of the ‘community’ approach to active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence,” said John “J.J.” Frazer, New Horizon Security President and CEO. “We’re also providing preparedness resources to our clients so they have instant access to the latest information.”
About New Horizon Security Services, Inc.
New Horizon Security specializes in providing high-quality armed and unarmed security officers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in support of local and state government agencies, private businesses, commercial and retail properties, construction sites, residential communities, education facilities, and public service buildings. New Horizon Security also operates a certified training academy to train unarmed and armed security officers for the field. This training academy is open to the public as well. New Horizon Security is headquartered in Manassas, VA with satellite branches in Richmond, Tidewater, Newport News, Roanoke, and Danville, VA. The company also has an office in Raleigh, NC. To learn more about New Horizon Security, visit http://www.newhorizonsecurity.com.