Everbridge and Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions recently conducted a survey around active shooter preparedness and found organizations are overwhelmingly concerned about violent acts – such as active shooter situations – taking place in their buildings or on campus. Despite this concern, the majority of respondents said they were not properly prepared for an active shooter event. Key findings include:

  • 69 percent of organizations view an active shooter incident as a potential top threat, but 79 percent replied that their organizations were not fully prepared.
  • Communicating with and confirming the safety of those in an impacted building were seen as the biggest challenges during an active shooter situation by 71 percent of organizations, yet 39 percent still said they didn’t have a communications plan in place.

  • 61 percent of organizations do not run any active shooter preparedness drills at all.

Regina Phelps, Founder, EMS, and Imad Mouline, CTO, Everbridge, take a deeper dive into our research on active shooter preparedness. Additional topics covered will include how technology plays into active shooter preparedness and response, and best practices for how your organization can keep employees informed and safe during these events.

Active Shooter Preparedness Survey:
Key Findings & Communication Best Practices

Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and continuity planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation and education speaking services to clients in four continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting company specializing in incident management, exercise design and continuity and pandemic planning. Clients include many Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Phelps is a frequent top-rated speaker at well-known conferences such as the Disaster Recovery Journal, CP&M and the World Conference on Disaster Management. 

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Imad Mouline is the CTO for Everbridge. In his role, Mouline is responsible for Everbridge's market strategy, product road map, innovation and research and development. Mouline joined Everbridge in 2011, when the company acquired CloudFloor, an enterprise cloud management company where he was co-founder and CTO. Prior to CloudFloor, Mouline served as CTO of Compuware's Application Performance Management Solutions division, which was formed when the company acquired Gomez, a provider of web performance management solutions, where Mouline was CTO. Before this, he served as CTO of S1 Corporation, a provider of financial services solutions.