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Active Shooter Awareness Program (ASAP)

Active Shooter Awareness Program (ASAP)

Unfortunately, active shooter situations are becoming all too common of an occurrence. While the odds of being involved in an active shooter event are remote, the randomness of the act itself- that it can happen anywhere, at any time and to anyone-- means that everyone, ultimately, is at risk.

U.S. Security Associates believes the best strategy to combat an active shooter situation lies in prevention and preparedness. In response to this ever-rising and evolving threat the company trained all 50,000+ of their security officers in their state-of-the-industry Security Training Academy to provide strategic response to clients in the event of an active shooter situation.

More and more organizations are also recognizing the need to develop active shooter response plans, policies and train their personnel to prepare for the possibility of an active shooter event. To aid the public sector in preparedness, U.S. Security Associates developed the Active Shooter Awareness Program to educate and prepare the public sector for the very real threat of an active shooter situation. The program offers tailored designed training courses and seminars led by our internal experts.

Training courses and seminars are customized to cater to the specific needs and issues of each organization and can include all or any of the following components:

  • Presentation detailing historical perspective and behavioral analysis
  • Instructive course focusing on readiness, response and recovery
  • Weapon takeaway and disarming techniques
  • Threat assessment
  • Simulation scenarios with or without simunitions

ASAP is available for all organizations, including corporations, small businesses, government organizations, health and education institutions and is compliant with OSHA and Homeland Security specifications.

For more information regarding the U.S. Security Associates Active Shooter Preparedness Program and the benefits for your organization, or if you would like a copy of our Active Shooter Situation Booklet please contact us here.

About U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates (USA) is one of North America's largest security companies, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations to customers in a range of industries. Recognized for world class customer service, leading-edge technology, and an enterprise approach to risk management, USA offers optimized security solutions to meet specific customer needs. USA is committed to building quality security and risk management programs that are Safe. Secure. Friendly.®. USA’s investment in a culture of excellence is reflected not only by BEST Awards from the American Society for Training & Development, consistent ranking on the Training magazine Top 125, and technology-driven quality management system, but also by the award-winning customer service delivered by the company’s leadership team and security officers on a daily basis.

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Utilizing Simunitions technology has the ability to validate or invalidate current tactical training. It allows us to place individuals in realistic, stressful situations where they have to perceive and evaluate the situation and formulate a plan. Repeated exposure to stressful, realistic training will condition individuals to minimize the effects of that stress and improve their decision making during real crisis situations.

Don Anderson Jr., Director of Operations, Consulting & Investigations

45% of active shooter incidents occur in the commercial sector, nearly 25% occur in the education sector and the remaining incidents occur in government, religious, residential and healthcare sectors. The reality truly is, it can happen anywhere and anytime.

Harold Underdown, Senior Vice President, Security Force Development



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