Active Threat Training - Dec 16, 2016 (Faculty Arts - Dean's Office)
Active Threat Training at Thompson Rivers University
Creating a Safe Environment to Learn and Work
All too often the evening news leads with a story about a school or workplace shooting. Have you ever watched and wondered, ‘what would I do in that situation?’ or ‘why didn’t they notice that person’s behaviour before it happened - surely someone should have known.’
Thompson Rivers University has created a unique program to address these questions. While many organizations are implementing strategies to respond to a workplace shooter, TRU’s Active Threat Program goes a step further to incorporate prevention. Active Threat training gives employees a deeper understanding of these threats, the tools to recognize the ‘worrisome behaviours’ indicative of persons in crisis, and the resources available to intervene and help move these individuals off the pathway to violence.
Unfortunately, like most emergency events, you can’t plan for every eventuality – there are external sources of violence that we don’t always know about – partner violence, custody issues, etc. The Active Threat program also provides employees with strategies for survival in the event of an active shooter situation. These strategies can be used anywhere – at work, in a mall, a restaurant or conference – in your hometown, elsewhere in the country or around the world.
- Nature of threats and violence
- Recognition of persons in crisis – ‘worrisome behaviours’
- Intervention pathways
- Threat Assessments
- Safety and Privacy
- Workplace Risk Assessments and Planning
- Lockdown Protocol
- Survival Strategies – including hands on demonstrations
- Testing in a full scale Emergency Exercise situation including a video of TRU’s landmark Active Shooter exercise.
Please note some people may find some of the content disturbing.
Training facilitator – Stacey Jyrkkanen, Associate Director of Safety & Emergency Management.