Our CU provides active shooter training within 30 days after onboarding of new employees and then we are required to take the course annually around the anniversary of the completion of our initial training via our learning management system.
No live drills currently, however, just online classes and testing.
Danilo Torres Executive Administrative Assistant
3315 Almaden Expwy., Ste 55, San Jose, CA 95118
408.979.5140 | 800.232.8669
www.excitecu.org | email@example.com
Formerly known as Alliance Credit Union
We started this three years ago. The first two years, we showed a short video depicting the "run-hide-fight" response. Last year, we held an active shooter mock drill and enlisted the help of a local police officer. To minimize potential trauma to employees, the drill was more like a dialogue. We sent a script to the employees at our corporate office in advance of the drill and gave employees the option to opt-out of participating in the drill. The branches held shorter versions of the drill.
We wrote out a script in which the police officer was the active shooter. The police officer and the security officer (me at the time) walked into each department and went through several "what-if" scenarios. Staff in each department was encouraged to participate in the dialogue. If you can safely run, where are your exits? Where can you hide? Where is your nearest safe room? What can be used as a barricade? If you have to fight, what in your area could be used as a weapon? It was quite successful and the police officer was able to provide helpful advice along the way.
We designated a handful of "safe rooms" in the building. We reinforced the doors with floor bolts and installed peep holes. We installed glass break tools around the building in case a window was the only available exit. All employees also take an annual active shooter online course that reviews the "run, hide, fight" protocol.
I can provide the script we used if it would be helpful.
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