In a world of uncertainty, be prepared for the unthinkable.
You can do the best disaster preparedness planning in the world, but if you don’t follow up with training, you will not get the results you are expecting. A big part of our job here at Critical Path Solutions is to provide the safety and security training that companies, agencies, municipalities, organizations and others need to protect people and property.
Threat Assessment Training
It’s important to start at the beginning, and that should be with threat preparedness training. You want your security team and your employees, students or others to be ready to deal with an emergency if it arises, but you must first know what types of emergencies you will be more likely to deal with. The way to determine this is by completing a threat assessment.
Critical Path Solutions can show you how to conduct a threat analysis so you can give proper weight to the types of emergencies your facility is most likely to encounter.
Active Shooter Training
The presence of an active shooter is terrifying to most people. Even police and security personnel, who are trained specifically to deal with these types of emergencies, are likely to greet them with some degree of fear. Many law enforcement officers and even soldiers spend their careers preparing for an emergency such as an active shooter but never actually experience it. It’s rare, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to be ready for it.
Critical Path Solutions can conduct onsite active shooter training classes for law enforcement, churches, schools or any other type of facility. We not only teach officers and guards how to disarm and disable an active shooter, we also teach faculty, students, employees, parishioners and others what to do — and what not to do — in the presence of an active shooter.
Disaster Preparedness Training
Your completed threat assessment will help you narrow down and focus on the types of disasters you are more likely to encounter at your facility. This allows you to target your disaster preparedness training to the most plausible scenarios. These might be blackouts, hurricanes, riots or other types of threats. The important thing is that you are ready for whatever comes your way.
Critical Path Solutions can help you with evacuation plans, active shooter drills, shelter in place training and creating clear and precise emergency preparedness plans.
The Importance of Regular Training
Training is like practice, and the more you do it, the easier it will be. We can confirm that an actual event is always scarier and more difficult than a drill, no matter who you are, but there is still great benefit to be derived from regular training, practicing and drilling. Some of what your team learns may go out of their head with the stress of an emergency situation, but much of it will stay and it will serve them — and others — well.
Talk to the team at Critical Path Solutions about disaster preparedness training for your facility.