According to the FBI, the two issues that have the greatest effect on the loss of life in any active shooter situation are the amount of time that it takes responding law enforcement to arrive and locate the suspect, and the number of easily available victims.
It is imperative that your facility has a workplace violence/active shooter response plan that helps you positively address both factors.
To do this, there are three response goals that must be achieved: 1. Notification 2. Area Denial 3. Facilitation of a rapid police response Your answers will help you assess your level of preparedness.