Nov 01, 2022

Security Forum on Active Shooter Preparation for Business

The American Chamber of Commerce Denmark, in partnership with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) held a Nordic webinar with security professionals focusing on employee training & response in the case of an Active Shooter Event (ASE) in the workplace.

Due to a sharp rise in active shooter incidences in the past few years, in the USA, but also globally and most recently in Scandinavia, Business leaders are now considering how to prepare their organizations in the case of an active shooter on the business premises.

During the event we heard from Joseph Grey, Special Agent with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations about how to recognize, prepare, train and lead your employees in the case of an active shooter threat. Additionally, we heard from two Security Executives at multinational corporations: Philip Ordono, Director of Regional Security-North America at Volvo (Swedish) and Anthony Cipolla, Security Manager at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (Japanese) on how their companies are reacting to the threat and preparing their employees not just in the USA but around the globe.

While the likelihood of an ASE event on your premises is very low, so is the likelihood of fire – and yet most all businesses have a preparation plan and training for fire safety. Preparation for an ASE event can and should be a part of every company’s disaster preparation plan, because when the shots are fired, it is too late.

To contact the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, please contact the AmCham office for contact information.