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Business Continuity: Preparing for the Aftermath of an Active Shooter Incident

Hector Sanchez, CPP, PCI, PSP

President, Holistic Secured Operations, Inc.

Many businesses are not ready for the aftermath of an active shooter incident, which will affect their very existence. Fatalities and victims are just the beginning. Employers may face cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); lawsuits from victims and family members; lawyers luring victims to file suits because of weak or non-existent workplace policies, procedures, and training; and a damaged reputation that will follow the business forever. Realizing that long-lasting effects of an incident cannot be handed over to law enforcement is a compelling reason to get serious about continuity planning.