Harry Rhulen (President, Novume ) and Jim Satterfield (CEO, Firestorm) were selected as featured authors for the May edition of the Insurance Research Letter. Insurance Services Network Corporation (ISN) publishes the Insurance Research Letter – a leading source of global business insurance articles and news, in publication since 1966.
In their article, they share the formula to prevent school and workplace violence. Below is an excerpt from the article, click here to read in full. To view the entire issue, register on the IRL website.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has reinvigorated the discussion of how to keep our schools and students safe. The unfortunate reality is that Parkland will fade considering the dozens of other school shootings and workplace shootings that take place annually.
The violence solution is behavior, not guns. The solution can be found in understanding behavior, not adding modalities to limit casualties. When asked, every school and company states, “we have something.” Something is not enough. Banning certain types of firearms, arming teachers, or active shooter training is something – and if properly implemented, may reduce the number of deaths – but it is not a total solution.
Without a total solution, the frequency of these events will continue to increase. We must respond when behavioral warning signs first arise, before the violent act occurs. Without this change, we will continue to see more school and workplace violence with loss of life. No one wants to call a family and share that their loved one is not coming home from school or work today.
Join Firestorm Chief Security Officer and former US Secret Service Agent, Jason Russell, for a special May webinar session: Why would you wait for the weapon to arrive? Planning for and responding to violence.
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