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Educating the Healthcare Community on How to Handle Active Shooter Situations

Posted 05/12/2017 by Kevin Francis

Active Shooter in Healthcare Facilities

Will you know what to do if an active shooter entered your healthcare facility?

Next week, Allied Universal is co-hosting with John Jay College and the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA), a “Plan to Live” seminar to educate healthcare providers on best practices to handle an active shooter situation and other threats.

Active shooters are not the only risks that healthcare facilities face. Healthcare facilities may encounter aggressive assailants, bomb threats, and terrorist attacks. The seminar will shed light on the “pathway to violence” and how to use early detection and intervention strategies to prevent and respond to threats and violence of any nature.

Key speakers include Frank M. Ochberg, M.D., of the John Jay College Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, and a leading authority on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Steven Crimando, Principal at Behavioral Science Applications, a consulting firm that specializes in violence prevention, crisis management and emergency response. These experts will provide insight and understanding about the psychology of predatory behavior including stalking, harassment, sabotage, intimate partner violence, terrorism and mass casualty attackers (active shooters). We are honored to partner with them and both active and retired members of the New York City Police Department to offer the healthcare community active shooter scenario survival tips and best practices for preparedness.

Allied Universal is a principal provider of security in the healthcare environment. Its security professionals are highly trained in crisis intervention, risk assessments and mitigation strategies to proactively reduce risk in healthcare facilities. They also are adept at the many compliance and regulatory issues that govern the industry. Learn more at

This expertise, tailored training programs and partnerships with such organizations as International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, MHSDA, John Jay College and others enables the company to stay abreast of evolving tips and techniques for a safer and more secure healthcare environment for everyone.

Preview the “Plan to Live” video that will be shown at the event. View the full agenda here. Registration for the May 16 New York City event is available online.

Kevin Francis - Allied UniversalAbout the Author
Based in New York City, Kevin Francis is a Business Development Specialist for Allied Universal.

4 Comment(s)

  • William Clayton
    344 days ago
    Excellent information for employers and employees in workplaces everywhere.

    Another article which is worth reading is the article posted by Steven Crimando
    on July 7, 2017.

  • April Hall
    1 years 30 days ago
    Hello and Good Morning,

    I am unable to attend this event. May I please have the link for the Plan to Live" seminar? I currently work for Allied Universal and I am always looking for more training and advancement opportunities.
    Thank you.

  • Antwan Grant
    1 years 32 days ago
    I am unable to attend the New York "Plan to Live" seminar and would greatly appreciate a link to the full video after its debut sent to Thank you

  • Heather Mueller
    1 years 36 days ago
    I am a certified police officer in Columbus Ohio looking for employment. I have worked in the healthcare system as an officer. I like to stay informed on any and all types of training on this topic.
    Thank you!


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