Tag Archives: Tabletop Exercises

Lindsay Kishter

Live-action active shooter drills are unparalleled training tools for emergency responders to work through the stress of an incident in real time and identify obstacles. Live drills can also be highly effective in preparing companies and employees—if they’re not too

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Jack Eisenhauer

Tabletop exercises are the best way to assess your organization’s emergency preparedness without having to experience an actual disaster. They help validate effective procedures, build muscle memory, strengthen relationships with partners, and identify critical gaps in response and recovery efforts.

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Lindsay Kishter

One of the most challenging aspects of disaster resilience is anticipating how a service disruption in one sector will cascade into other critical sectors. First-order impacts—where a failure in one sector disrupts operations in another—can seem fairly intuitive. An electricity

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Jack Eisenhauer
Active Shooter Response – Five Essential Steps
Jack EisenhauerSeptember 17, 2013

The horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday reminded me how important it is to know what to do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Lindsay Kishter and I have conducted more than 50 active shooter

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Lindsay Kishter

Within five minutes of entering Sandy Hook Elementary School, prosecutors say Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets, the last to end his life. Jared Lee Loughner unloaded 31 bullets in less than 30 seconds in a Tucson, Arizona shopping center before

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Nexight Group

On October 31, 2011, Nexight Group conducted a tabletop exercise on Responding to an Armed Intruder Incident as part of the 2011 Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference. The exercise was designed to help facility owners and first responders understand

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Nexight Group

States and cities are confronting new energy risks that are challenging their ability to respond to and recover from energy emergencies. The changing threat landscape is driving officials to update their state and local energy assurance plans to respond to

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Nexight Group

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) – or “car bombs”– use a vehicle as the package to deliver a massive explosion. These devices can cause extensive damage because of the large amount of explosives a vehicle can contain. However, when detonated

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Nexight Group

“I wish I had been prepared” is a common refrain heard from employees who have experienced workplace violence or an active shooter incident. The August 3, 2010, workplace shooting at a Connecticut beer distributor that left nine dead and two

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group President Jack Eisenhauer facilitated a CEO Roundtable at Constellation Energy on July 14, 2010, to discuss policies and actions that can help to increase resilience in the electric power sector. Nineteen executives representing 12 utilities provided insight into

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