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Preparation tips for active shooter scenarios, Part 2
This is the second installment of a two-part article where security leader Robert Nordby catches up with HLSC and looks at ways to prevent and mitigate active shooter events at healthcare facilities.
The FBI defines an “active shooter” as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” In 2021, the FBI identified 61 shootings as active shooter events, including one in a healthcare setting. Though the numbers may seem to indicate healthcare is still at low risk, active shooter events do happen, and healthcare security leaders must be prepared.
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