U.S. Security Associates Provides Personal Safety Video for Active Shooter Survival

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Following the tragic incident in Las Vegas that senselessly left so many innocent victims dead or injured, U.S. Security Associates (USA) has produced a video outlining important personal safety steps to take in the event of an active shooter situation.

Following the tragic incident in Las Vegas that senselessly left so many innocent victims dead or injured, U.S. Security Associates (USA) has produced a video outlining important personal safety steps to take in the event of an active shooter situation.

“Our hearts grieve for those killed and injured, for the families affected, and for the first responders and law enforcement who cared for the injured and located the shooter,” USA President and CEO Richard L. Wyckoff said. “We hope that you find this information useful, and we encourage you to share it.”

The six minute video provides a brief guideline for preparation and responses one can take to improve their personal safety.

Anyone who is confronted by an active shooter situation can protect themselves with better knowledge and situational awareness. Stay alert, pay attention to people and the changing environment, and always identify possible exit and hiding places.

The core concepts of this Active Shooter training are simple: Get Out, Hide Out, Take Out. Those six words reflect practical responses that can guide personal safety when every second counts.

  • Get Out: find the closest and quickest path to escape the area assuming it is safely out of the line of fire
  • Hide Out: if you cannot safely flee, look for cover sturdy enough to shield you from bullets, or if not, find a place that conceals you from the shooter’s view
  • Take Out: barring the opportunity to escape or hide, find something such as a chair, broom or fire extinguisher to use as a weapon to disarm the shooter, then attempt to catch the shooter off guard

USA is providing the informative video to all its clients and to the public at large in the hope that it can be helpful to anyone’s personal safety if confronted with an active shooter situation.

This video is only a snapshot of the many training resources that are available, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) website, or visit our homepage at http://www.ussecurityassociates.com.

ABOUT U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned, American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enables USA to rank annually among the world’s best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA’s rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit http://www.ussecurityassociates.com.

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