International SOS and Control Risks Active Shooter Advisory

03 October 2017 ,  —


We have been advising our clients and members with up-to-date information following the active shooter incident in Las Vegas, and continue to do so.  International SOS provides the following advice in case of an active shooter situation:

Prior to departing on your next journey
- Make a plan along with the other members of your group
- Identify a meeting point in case you are separated from your group
- Make sure everyone has a means of communication

Should you find yourself in an active shooter situation:
- Run – Leave the area away from the direction of gunfire
- Hide – If you can’t run, find cover or shelter; anything can be used as shelter
- Tell – Notify law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so

Once you can confirm your safety or are able to move:
- Go to your meeting point and wait for your group
- Communicate your location to your group. Try text and data messages if voice calls don’t work.
- Seek psychological counselling once the incident is over; everyone suffers some level of post-traumatic stress.

For the latest information and advice, members are advised to register for email alerts and review the travel security updates on Travel Security Online and through the International SOS Membership Portal.

We also advise clients and members to download the International SOS Assistance App, here.

For additional information and advice, members are advised to call their local International SOS Assistance Centre.

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About International SOS and Control Risks

Our alliance brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, International SOS and Control Risks. Our combined resources and expertise are well placed to meet the customers’ growing need for integrated travel security risk services. Our solutions ensure that mobile employees are safe and productive and help employers with their duty of care obligations. 50 dedicated experts, located across the globe with access to over 200 dedicated travel security experts through 26 regional Assistance Centres and a partner network of over 700 accredited providers, produce global travel security information and analysis 24/7. We also provide travel security training, preventative travel assessment, support with the development of travel security risk policies, evacuation plans and the latest technology to enable clients to track and communicate with their mobile employees.