How to: identify and prevent a possible club shooting
Nightclub Security Consultants’ Robert Smith will be joined by several security experts for a unique seminar featuring role playing and actual case scenarios, so attendees can see exactly how a situation can escalate and what clubs can do to prevent such an incident.
Active shooter is a term that has grown in usage and popularity in recent years. In fact, it’s used so much, our government has given us a definition of the term:
“An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”
“In our world—the world of entertainment, guests, entertainers, employees and alcohol—we must be prepared for someone angry, someone intoxicated, someone sick to try to kill our guests and employees while we are all in our confined and populated spaces,” says Robert Smith of Nightclub Security Consultants.
According to Smith, this unique and informative session will discuss what the police and federal agents aren’t discussing. “It’s not that they can’t talk about it, but the traditional ‘run-hide-fight’ training they provide to traditional business offices just doesn’t fit our confined and populated space needs,” he adds.
Using actors, role play, true-to-life simulated weapons and hands on tactics, this session will show attendees one common scenario that occurs weekly in bars and clubs across the country. For this special “live-action” semianr, Smith will be joined by a group of experienced security experts, including Richard Bistline (retired police and PhD), Rob Davies (door supervisor at San Diego Gaslamp Quarter) and Myah Swartz (security lead with Gold Spike Properties, Las Vegas), This group of panelists will show the bad and the good of the event, in terms of how it was handled and how it should be handled.
This panel will also discuss and demonstrate to attendees the normal actions and methods of club or bar shooters as well as the bad and good responses from employees. This will also include positive responses the panel suggests for all employees in a bar or club.
“Alcohol-fueled gun violence in our bars and clubs is just not going away,” says Smith. “Strong door tactics, great communication skills and attending this training session can truly help your team save lives.”