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Providing Active Shooter Response Training for Historical Sites and Museums poses unique challenges when considering how such events should be prepared for and managed.

  1. Preservation of life is paramount.
  2. Mass evacuation and crowd control will likely be required.
  3. Security and preservation of precious items, objects, or related materials is essential.


Active Shooter Response Training for Historical Sites and Museums

All 3 of these factors must be addressed when developing an Active Shooter Response Plan for Historical Sites and Museums along with related policies and procedures.  Coordinated responses from both staff and security personnel is essential.  Understanding the challenging dynamics of how to safely lead large groups of visitors and guests who are likely to be on location during the event is critical.

iStock_000000108356_MediumHistorical Sites and Museums offer open-door policies to the general public and security protocols are often written out and put in place, though not always followed as diligently as they should be. Low instance of actual violence or crisis incidents can lead to a general lack of awareness and/or attentiveness to required duties.  Effective training and realistic competency building exercises can improve attention to detail and higher likelihood of progressive response to emergencies.

Some of the difficulties that will surface during an Active Shooter or Armed Intruder event and especially within a Historical Site and/or Museum is; mass confusion and panic, medical emergencies, potential loss of command structure, poor communication, poor visibility, and overall lack of coordinated response which can lead to additional risk and harm done to both patrons and staff.

CCG training will also address:

  • Mass evacuation
  • Coordinated command and control operations
  • Trauma and casualty care/medical triage
  • Enhanced physical protection methods for employees

Active Shooter Workshops, ASR Plan development and review, Rolling-Classroom, Table-top scenarios, and live-action role play scenarios can be provided on, or off-site.

Instruction is provided by CCG’s nationally recognized Active Shooter Instructor cadre bringing years of tactical law enforcement, military, emergency medicine, dignitary and executive protection, as well as security industry experience to this unique, and highly specialized environment.

Contact CCG today to further discuss our Active Shooter Response Training for Historical Sites and Musuems.