April 2, 2018. IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international corporate security consulting firm, is announcing a new alert to its blog reminding its clients and others of the “Run, Hide, Fight” method of responding to an active shooter. The “Run, Hide, Fight” method was first popularized by the US FBI, but the post explains that it is relevant to events in any country, including countries such as France which have also had recent mass shooter events.
“Our post has nothing revolutionary about surviving an attack,” explained Chris Hagon, CEO of IMG GlobalSecur. “However, it is important for corporations, employees, and business travelers to remind themselves of ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ in the event that they confront an active shooter here in the United States, in Europe, and elsewhere.”
To read the post, visit https://www.theimg.com/blog/2018/03/armed-shooters/. Those seeking to learn more about worldwide employee and executive travel security consulting services. Click up to the ‘consultation’ button to request a consult. Journalists, bloggers, and others looking to speak to experts in international security are encouraged to visit the website and contact the firm’s security experts for interview opportunities. It should also be noted that the firm produces the FoneTrac, travel safety app. This app allows for “push” notifications to employees and executives in the event of known security threat, plus communication between the app holder and the background security center.
THE DANGER OF ACTIVE SHOOTERS AND THE RUN, HIDE, FIGHT METHOD
While politicians and citizens can, and should, debate the correct societal response to recent active shooters, in the short term, persons need to be armed with basic knowledge of how to respond. There is no guarantee of success, of course, but the FBI has popularized a method of ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ as an easy-to-remember mnemonic. First, if at all possible, one should ‘run’ to escape. Second, if one can’t run, one should ‘hide.’ And finally if one can’t hide, one should ‘fight.’ The blog post fleshes this out in more detail, and links it as well to recent terrorism problems in Europe, especially France. Just as when boarding an airplane, basic security checks should be followed.
ABOUT THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT GROUP (IMG)
Incident Management Group is a leading international security consulting firm. Corporate or business organizations concerned about their need for robust travel security solutions can reach out to the IMG Group for assistance. The company’s experts provide services such as executive, employee, VIP, and expatriate travel security, workplace safety, duty of care management, risk and threat assessments, workplace violence prevention, crisis management planning, and more.
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