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Active Shooter Incidents: The Changing Risks and Responsibilities for Organizations


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Active shooter incidents are occurring once every three weeks on average, according to a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  These tragedies are happening at diverse venues including business establishments, public places, schools and healthcare facilities.  Active shooter incidents are shaping a legal landscape, as victims and their families are increasingly turning to legal recourse against the owners of premises where the incidents occur.  Allegations include arguments that these shootings can no longer be considered outside the realm of possibility; therefore, a legal duty to protect consumers, students, patients, and the public, exists.

On March 9, CapSpecialty’s Dan McGinnis, Brown & James’ John Rahoy, Advisen’s Chad Hemenway, and other panelists discussed active shooter incidents including possible legal ramifications and the security and insurance considerations related to such incidents.  They also offered recommendations on possible actions that organizations can take to mitigate potential risks.

This free, one-hour webinar is sponsored by CapSpecialty, Inc.


The following panelists participated in the webinar:

  • Dan McGinnis, Head of Underwriting, CapSpecialty, Inc.
  • John Rahoy, Principal, Brown & James PC
  • Bill Gage, Security Consultant, Parroco Security Integration Group
  • Chad Hemenway, Managing Editor, Advisen (Moderator)

Webinar Topics

The following topics were discussed:

  • Overview of active shooter incidents – frequency, venues, perpetrators, and the effect on facilities where they occur
  • Emergency preparedness for organizations that includes safety and security measures in anticipation of active shooter incidents
  • The responsibility of business establishments, healthcare facilities, and other venues in the event of an active shooting incident
  • How active shooter incidents are impacting the legal liability landscape and what it means for organizations
  • Types of insurance coverage that may be triggered by an active shooter incident and planning for adequate coverage
  • Effectively managing the response after an event to decrease adverse outcomes