The Next Attack

As they say hind sight is 20/20. What I’m afraid of is that we are not using all the hard-earned lessons learned from combat. Although lessons have been applied, such as the leaps in trauma care, we still have areas to improve.  I will give 2 examples; The first example is training, as a society (not including…

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Security Training Responsibility

I recently referenced a Newsweek article from Oct 19th “EVENT WORKERS SAY THEY AREN’T TRAINED ON HOW TO HANDLE MASS SHOOTINGS, AND IT SCARES THEM” I commented how it is the individual security guard and the security company’s responsibility to be trained. This got some agreements and some less then agreeable comments and private messages. I will…

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2 Critical Learning Points

After the shooting of the congressman on the baseball field, there will be plenty of sideline quarterbacking.  Questions about how could this happen, what caused this to happen and all the other critiquing by security and non-security personal will fill our social media feeds for the next few days. Although those topics are important I…

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Carrying a firearm isn’t the automatic answer

The thought that everyday people carrying concealed weapons and stopping a terror or any other type of attack is unlikely and is not the total answer. (I’m not addressing stopping a robbery rather I’m focusing on serious active shooter situations) I am a huge 2nd amendment supporter, I personally carry my firearm everywhere I go…

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Active Shooter Liability

Legal aspect regarding Work Place Violence and Active Shooter Preparedness One of the regulations under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Section OSHA of the United States Department of Labor *General Duty Clause, Section 5 (a)(1) states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his/her employees, employment and a place of employment which are free…

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