Gunman walks into hospital and kills doctor then himself:
A man on a bus starts stabbing the driver and passengers:
Sadly incidents like these and the Paris shootings seem to be the new norm. So much so that the horrific-ness of these acts seems to be lost on the general public as the news cycle is so fast that they are pushed off our radar almost as fast as they happen.
Take a moment and think about what you would do if something that jeopardizes your safety happens upon you. Formulate a plan for different scenarios. Having some plan is better than not having a plan at all. When confronted with a life threatening event the human brain does funny things. For some it locks up from shock as it attempts to register just what is going on. A trick to prevent this is to already have a plan that your brain can “fall back” or rely upon.
I know it is easy to say “those kind of things only happen to other people and will never happen to me!” And yes, statistically you are correct. The odds of it happening to you specifically are slim, however incidents and disasters that are out of our control happen to “regular people” all the time. Ask those who were in Boston to watch a marathon. Or you can ask me, the writer of this little post, who happened to be having a good time at the 1996 Olympics when 200 yards away some crazy decided to blow up a bomb.
You never know what can happen. Have a plan. Contact Invictus Consulting LLC for assistance on developing your organizations emergency response plan.