In the wake of mass shootings across the nation, more and more companies are stepping up training drills. One Connecticut company is in the business of helping workplaces stay safe.
It’s a terrifying scene that plays out way too often in the United States. It happened two decades ago at Connecticut Lottery Corporation headquarters in Newington.
Most recently, it happened in a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, and too many times in between.
They are one of the only companies in the state to offer this.
“It’s multi-dimensional support on many levels, executive level, we have ex-military, ex-police, ex-EMTs that help on many levels,” said Charles Morano.
Already 8 to 10 companies have booked training this month.
They call all the time out of the blue, they want the training. They have a problem with an employee or they’ve terminated an employee and suspect something may happen,” Morano said.
The company assesses the environment, holds a training class, then a scenario.
It’s a service that many companies may have thought they would never need, but now they face a brutal reality.
“When is enough enough?” asked Morano. “I thought Sandy Hook was enough.”
The Capital Gazette newsroom covered an active shooter training drill just days before a gunman targeted their newsroom. For more information on that, follow this link.