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Episode 121: Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter?

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Active shooter scenarios are an increasingly prominent threat to public safety, especially in schools and in the workplace. In 2022 alone, we’ve seen examples of workplace violence related to active shooters, whether they were disgruntled employees or angry customers. In this episode, Vanessa is sharing her tips for evaluating whether you’re prepared for an active shooter in your workplace.

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Some key takeaways from this episode include:

  • Be proactive – establish systems, protocols, and communications BEFORE the crisis, not afterwards. The more you and your organization prepare for crises, the shorter your response and recovery times will be.
  • Involve everyone – the senior leadership team and front-line employees have different roles in a crisis. Communicate with your team, and ensure they are clear with expectations and responsibilities.
  • Practice – plans are words on a shelf until you put them into action. Your team will respond confidently the more you practice.

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

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