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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

Leading Large Scale Exercises for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty

Event: DRI2019

Author: James Mitchell

Attend this session to learn the essential elements necessary to manage an exercise on a large scale. The presentation walks through the process used by Texas Children’s to manage multiple large-scale exercises involving multiple external agencies and hundreds of participants. While the presentation is from a healthcare organization, the lessons are applicable to all. Topics covered include working with external partners (such as law enforcement and EMS0, internal and external communications, and developing after-action reports and corrective actions.

Tags: DRI2019, Healthcare, Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, Exercises

WORKSHOP: Designing Creative Exercises – From Theory to Real World (Active Shooter Exercise)

Event: DRI2018

Author: Raelene Anderson, Bobby Cook

This three-hour, hands-on workshop is a practical exercise design course during which you will be actively engaged. If you want to learn how to build (or better!) your exercises, this is the workshop for you. Exercising can mean the difference between surviving a crisis and not. We practice to ensure all participants understand their roles and responsibilities during crisis. An exercise is NOT a test, but rather to practice skills learned through training. Supplementary Active Shooter Exercise Example. See presentation listing. Equally as important, is to set your exercise up right from the beginning. Designing an exercise takes time, patience, and support. An exercise should produce measurable, useful, timely and relevant results. Designing exercises is not a one size fits all, however many of the foundations are the same. This course will take you through the steps to design a creative, effective and fun exercise.

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, DRI2018, Exercises

WORKSHOP: Designing Creative Exercises – From Theory to Real World

Event: DRI2018

Author: Raelene Anderson, Bobby Cook

This three-hour, hands-on workshop is a practical exercise design course during which you will be actively engaged. If you want to learn how to build (or better!) your exercises, this is the workshop for you. Exercising can mean the difference between surviving a crisis and not. We practice to ensure all participants understand their roles and responsibilities during crisis. An exercise is NOT a test, but rather to practice skills learned through training. Equally as important, is to set your exercise up right from the beginning. Designing an exercise takes time, patience, and support. An exercise should produce measurable, useful, timely and relevant results. Designing exercises is not a one size fits all, however many of the foundations are the same. This course will take you through the steps to design a creative, effective and fun exercise.

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, Disaster Scenarios, DRI2018, Exercises

Healthcare Track: Active Shooter Planning and Response

Author: Scott Cormier

Active Shooter events at a healthcare facility present unique challenges; healthcare professionals may be faced with decisions about leaving patients; visitors will be present; and patients or staff may not be able to evacuate due to age, injury, illness, or a medical procedure in progress. Workplace violence is another challenge that every organization may face; however, in the healthcare setting, there are more vulnerabilities due to patients and unique tensions that may result in a higher risk of injury. In this presentation, we will discuss how to effectively utilize threat assessment teams and how to develop a healthcare workplace violence program that will minimize the destruction if violence occurs.

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, DRI2018, Healthcare

DRI Position Paper - Workplace Violence: Active Shooter, Terrorism, and Other Acts of Violence in the Workplace

Event: DRI Position Paper

Author: DRI Board of Directors

The DRI International Board of Directors has released the first of its position papers on the major issues affecting resilience professionals today. This statement covers active shooter scenarios, terrorism, and other acts of workplace violence.

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, DRI Position Statement

Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Response: A Crisis Management Perspective

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Felipe Den-Brok

The FBI’s Felipe Den-Brok addresses the timely topic of active shooters and mass casualty response from a crisis management perspective. With decades of experience to speak from, Den-Brok — who is a Supervisory Special Agent in the Crisis Management Unit — brings his experiences and actual case studies — including Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and Sandy Hook — to the resilience profession in this compelling webinar. He’ll also discuss potential warning signs to look out for and developing a survival mindset in the midst of an active shooter event.

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, DRI Webinar Series

Recovering from Violence: Best Practices for Mitigating, Responding to, and Recovering from Workplace Violence

Event: DRI2016

Author: Michelle Cross and Lorie Alioto

Violence of any kind is a disrupting event; the more severe the violence, the greater the disruption. How to companies survive workplace violence and what are the best practices that take a company beyond survival to full recovery and back to business?

Tags: DRI2016, Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, Best Practices