I know we discuss school and business facilities here often when educating about the importance of an Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan. That is because these two types of facilities are what make up a majority of active shooter incidents.
Sadly, the third most common place for an active shooter is hospitals. And they are happening ever more frequently. The following article outlines for medical professionals what we in the have been saying from the beginning: Have a Plan! It is good to see medical publications are starting to address this topic. We have found that like schools, medical facilities and their staff have an attitude of “it won’t happen to us.” I think it is because the nature of the people in both education and medicine are the same: service and help to others. It creates an atmosphere where the problems of the “outside world” happening to them seem like an impossibility. Unfortunately that is not the case.