AUSTIN, Texas, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurea Messaging Solutions (AMS), which delivers business continuity software such as the industry leading AlertFind emergency notification system, today announced the availability of a new Active Shooter Assessment. The assessment was developed with 20-year law enforcement veteran, Jason Bryant, as a free online tool to help any company quickly determine its readiness to respond to an active shooter situation, and get step-by-step guidance for improving its preparedness plan.
In 2017, there were 29 active shooter incidents in the United States, and business locations have been the site of nearly half of these events over the past 15 years. Most companies have no formal plan for the first three minutes of an attack — the average amount of time it takes law enforcement to arrive on the scene. AMS AlertFind's assessment tool enables business continuity, security and human resources teams to prepare for those critical 180 seconds.
"Creating a plan, implementing recommended procedures and practicing them with employees are the best ways companies can ready their workforce for the stress and panic of an attack," said Bryant, who trains and educates businesses, churches and other organizations on active shooter preparedness. "Tools like the AMS AlertFind assessment provide a framework that can help businesses increase their employees' chance of survival during an active shooter event."
Part of the Aurea family of companies, AMS AlertFind was created in 2001 as the industry's first SaaS-based emergency notification system. The trusted mass notification software helps protect and connect millions of employees and ensure business continuity at hundreds of the largest enterprises in the world. AMS AlertFind allows organizations to instantly send and receive crucial information on any device, keeping everyone informed and protecting employees during a crisis. Additional active shooter preparedness resources are available at https://alertfind.com/activeshooter/.
"No one can predict where an active shooter will strike next, but with mass shootings on the rise, everyone should be concerned about this potential threat," said Rachel Collins, general manager and senior vice president at Aurea Software. "The AMS AlertFind assessment is a valuable exercise to help organizations think about how best to protect their premises against such an attack."
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