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Webinar: REACT - ESCAPE - SURVIVE: Preparing Your Institution & Staff for an Active-Shooter Incident
Friday, September 28, 2018, 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Recording available Friday, September 28, 2018

When Seconds Count…
What’s Your Plan?
Learn what to do during this video-enhanced webinar!

Active-shooter incidents have become more and more common. They seem to occur monthly. Your financial institution takes proactive measures to train staff for robberies, but very few businesses provide the training and tools for staff to survive an active-shooter situation.

When seconds count… what’s your plan? One minute it’s business as usual, and the next a shooter is inflicting death and destruction at your financial institution. He’s not a robber – but he may be mentally ill, seeking revenge for a perceived wrong, targeting an employee in a relationship gone bad, or a terrorist lashing out against the financial establishment. IT DOESN’T MATTER! When you hear gun shots and lives are at stake – what are you going to do?

Preparation is the key. Studies have shown that when a disaster strikes, survivors are the ones who prepared in advance and learned what to do before, during, and after a critical incident. This program will teach you how to prevent and proactively identify dangerous situations. It will provide a step-by-step action plan for security officers and management and provide all employees the training needed to react, escape, and survive an active-shooter incident.

This must-attend, special presentation will be taught by a former Secret Service Special Agent and contains video simulations that include powerful, realistic demonstrations.


  • OSHA’s requirements for a “Safe Workplace”
  • Proactive measures
    • Employee applications/interviews
    • Security is everyone’s responsibility
    • Employee assistance programs
    • Preventing violence
  • Recognizing and reporting suspicious behavior
  • R.E.A.L. (React, Evaluate, Act, Live) training for all staff
  • The survivor mindset
  • Security officer/management exercises to ensure a solid plan
  • Steps to take and what to expect after the incident
    • Tools for all staff
      • List of warning signs
      • Post-incident checklist
    • Security officer/management tools
      • Pre-attack checklist
      • Steps to facilitate your post-incidence response
      • Sample employee assistance program (EAP) checklist
      • Employee training log


This seminar is for EVERYONE at your institution, PLUS their families! Much of the information applies equally to workplaces, movie theaters, airports, train stations, and your favorite restaurants. An active-shooter attack can happen anytime, anywhere – everyone must remain vigilant!

SPEAKER:  William Gage, Countermeasure Consulting Group

William “Bill” Gage is an experienced, award-winning law enforcement professional who recently returned to local law enforcement with the Leesburg, VA Police Department after a 12-year career as a Special Agent with the Secret Service. While with the Secret Service, Bill received numerous awards for investigative and protective excellence. He has participated in hundreds of protective missions, and has done numerous foreign and domestic foreign protective advances for the President, Vice-President, and others. These included missions to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he served as the Lead Tactical Advance Agent for numerous National Special Security Events, and served as a Team Leader on the elite Counter Assault Team (CAT) focusing on active-shooter response, threat suppression, and planning at the White House and other U.S. Government functions and facilities. Through his elite tactical training with the Secret Service and his experience and insights gained by personally analyzing the scenes of the tragic events such as Sandy Hook Elementary and the Aurora, CO movie theater, Bill stands alone as an expert in the field of active-shooter mitigation.

Prior to joining the Secret Service, Bill was a police, SWAT, and bike officer in Leesburg, Virginia. He was selected to overhaul the Loudoun VA County active-shooter response protocols and train over 1,000 first responders. Bill holds a Bachelor’s from the Virginia Military Institute and Master’s from Boston University. He has written numerous articles and has appeared on CNN and CSPAN.

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