Recent reports by the Associated Press and reports by Fox News, Herald-Review, and other news outlets are covering a growing debate over the best tools to use to barricade a door during an active shooter situation.
The debates go even deeper than that over other options to sheltering in place such as evacuate or stay and fight.
- SIA: Security Experts Question Classroom Barricade Devices
- Fox News: Security, fire safety experts question classroom barricade devices
- Herald-Review: School security device called dangerous
- WCBV 5 (ABC): Safety experts question classroom barricade devices
- WLWT 5: Ohio building board cautions schools about barricade devices
Proper planning is critical, there's no debate about that. The way that a building full of kindergartners reacts to an incident will be very different from how a hospital reacts or how a corporate campus reacts.
What's your organization's plan?
On October 16, end users will gather to learn about risk assessment, planning, and traing for active shooter and workplace violence incidents at a seminar in the Mid-Atlantic region...and you're invited to attend. Learn more here. Guest speakers will include Caroline Ramsey Hamilton and ALiCE Training Institute.