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Announcement from the Southwest Regional Conference

  • 1.  Announcement from the Southwest Regional Conference

    Posted 08-12-2019 18:27

    Hello all;

    Please see below for an announcement from CFMA's Southwest Regional Conference:

    CFMA Southwest Regional Conference Opens Attendance for Active Shooter Presentation


    For Immediate Release: CFMA's Southwest Regional Conference invites Risk Managers, CFO's, and Safety Managers to attend the "Protocols for Active Shooter Situations (PASS): Incorporating Active Shooter Into Your Safety Plan" presentation on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

    This presentation is part of the CFMA Southwest Regional Conference, but complimentary attendance will be offered for this session, on a stand-alone basis. RSVP preferred, but not required. Attendees need not be CFMA members.

    Refreshments will be served from 2:30-3:00pm. Session will begin promptly at 3:00 o'clock.

    Location: Westin Hotel, Long Beach, 333 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

    See below for session description:


    If you have attended a presentation on responding to an Active Shooter event, you understand how important it is to develop advance strategies for your business to attempt to minimize the impact of this crime.  However, you may not know how to proceed to formalize these strategies into your Safety Plan, Emergency Action Plan, or similar document.  It is one of the most horrifying experiences that can occur.  Unfortunately, in today's society, it is something we should discuss, understand, and for which we must be prepared.  This presentation will discuss the steps that should be considered when formalizing an Active Shooter protocol for your business.

    We will commence with a quick review of the general characteristics of these incidents and the perpetrators, with an emphasis on the lessons learned from past events.  We will then discuss how to develop written protocols to respond and recover if an active shooting event occurs at your work environment.  This portion will include recommended current best practices that should be addressed in your plan including individual and institutional preparedness; immediate actions steps; tactical options, including the run-hide-fight principle; interaction with emergency responders; and recovery, including business continuity planning and return to normal operations.  However, it is critical to note that these events are highly chaotic and unpredictable.  As such, multiple options will be discussed and some of the options may not be suitable for your unique environment.

    We will conclude the session with a Q&A segment and a list of available resources for continuing preparedness.

    NOTE:  While this is an independent presentation and can stand-alone, it is designed to build on the principles in my Active Shooter Incident Fundamentals program.

    Kevin Booth CCIFP
    Chief Financial Officer -- WestCor Companies
    Las Vegas NV
    (702) 433-1414