Law Enforcement (Ret)- Port St. Lucie, PD- Lieutenant, SWAT, Community Programs, EEOC Emergency Management Director
Developing distribution avenues for the AT-EAS and educating consumers are Blueline's primary functions. We understand the need to get our lifesaving technology into schools and business across America in order to change the all too common outcome of mass shootings.
A proper Active Threat prevention program always starts with identifying existing weaknesses. Blueline utilizes two automated platforms to conduct assessments.
One platform specifically for schools and the other for public and private entities. We apply our training and expertise to every assessment we conduct to develop comprehensive corrective action plans for our clients.
(In 2019, Blueline 360 was sub-contracted to to participate in the assessment of all 250 facilities of the Mayo Clinic. The duration of the project was two months and spanned over seven states).
Through our trusted distribution and industry partners, Blueline is able to offer our clients the proper products that will work in conjunction with their existing technology and building design in order to create an effective corrective action plan.
Developing relationships between our clients and local law enforcement is vitally important to create a comprehensive security plan. Often times, law enforcement is interested in touring facilities within their jurisdiction so they may gain familiarity prior to an emergency call. Blueline facilitates these relationships with our Law Enforcement Liaison program, managed and facilitated by our team of former first responders.
“Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”
Planning for an Active Threat at the workplace can be very stressful for employees. In many cases, people often say "I don't know what I would do." Yet, often times when asked, those same individuals reveal that they think about it happening to them. That's why training must be conducted in a relaxed environment. Our process encourages open communication and allows employees to express their fears and then we create a survival plan based on their capabilities. In developing the AT-EAS, we took on the perspective of the Threat to identify obstacles that would distract and delay progress while hindering efficiency. The same attention to detail needs to be exercised when advising those on how to survive.
Effective prevention is the ultimate goal for any security program. In the Active Threat world, it is very difficult to attain as it is often difficult to predict when a shooter will choose to strike. In most mass shooting cases, the suspect forecasted his intentions though conversation, in writing or on social media. Quite often, these warnings went un-noticed until it was too late or were simply ignored. Blueline has teamed up with two, early reporting social media monitoring companies that we refer to our clients. However, like facility hardening products, it is merely one part to the bigger puzzle.
True prevention begins with leadership within an organization. Laws and policies will not save lives once a Threat engages. In order to create a proactive program, leadership should develop a plan within their four walls. We recommend leading by example, creating value in every security investment, supporting the gate keepers and encouraging them to practice basic security measures as they are the first line of defense. We open lines of communication with mid-level management as they normally are the most informed employees on co-worker issues. Proper Communication is vital and a lack there of has consequences.
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