Distributed Security, Inc. is a private defense firm. They are the creators of distributed security networks that enable enterprises to develop private defense bases and operate private security forces capable of defending immediate threats to community assets. DSI offers hospital and other health care facilities a turnkey package of services including infrastructure, training, provisioning, and outsourcing.
Hospitals and other health care facilities represent a unique challenge to defend against external threats for several reasons. The facilities are typically not hardened against outside threats. There are multiple potential avenues of entry due to the nature of the business. In any given day there are thousands of individuals that typically in her the facility. These include employees, medical practitioners, patients, visitors, sales personnel, outside contractors and a host of other individuals. In addition, except for the largest institutions, there are minimal security personnel to provide defense. Often the hospital security is out source to local law enforcement. This invariably creates response time the maybe several minutes when seconds count. Also hospitals can be highly charged emotional environments by their very nature.
While many businesses, churches and schools are developing trained and arm to security forces composed of employees, staff or members, hospitals typically rely on an ineffective no weapon policies.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states employers are required to meet mandatory health and safety standards in their place of business. As a hospital administrator, your first step to ensuring a safe work environment for your employees is being compliant with all OHSA regulations.
Hospitals and health care facilities have numerous organizations that require compliance with published standards such as The Joint Commision, state and local health departments as well as numerous other proffesional certifiying agencies. When it comes to violent attacks from any threat- are you really compliant?
Distributed Security Inc. supports compliance with the OSHA General Duty Clause Section-5(a)(1) regarding prevention of violence. However, there are currently no standardized federal policies or procedures regarding workplace shootings or other acts of terriorism, as there are with fire and tornado emergencies.
The responsibility and liability for how you respond to a traumatic event rests with you as a business or community leader. Having no, or poorly conceived policies, procedures, or reaction strategies in place is no longer acceptable in today’s day and age. We all share a moral responsibility to prepare for and be able to respond to the ever-increasing number and severity of these types of events.
For the sake of your patients, staff, visitors, and everyone that comes into your facility contact us today so we can advise you on how to be prepared to deter, defend, defeat, and triage if and when the need arises.
DSI has developed a program specifically for hospitals and health care facilities. At a minimum we can provide a vulnerability assessment and specialized medical training for all personnel based on tactical combat casually care principles and the Hartford consensus. We can make recommendations for placement of public bleeding control stations as well as medical personnel response kits. If you think about it, due to extensive inventory control systems, it is almost impossible to find a Band-Aid in a modern hospital settings. Think about how difficult it would me to find a tourniquet, when the difference between life and death can be a few precious minutes. We are also able developed “train the trainer” programs in bleeding control (B-CON or Stop the Bleed campaign) that could be extended into the community as a public service.
We are also capable of providing more advanced team and unit training to develop a highly skilled armed team capable of responding to almost any foreseeable threat.
- Conducting a security analysis
- Forming your security cadre
- Provisioning the team
- Operational planning
- Training the cadre
- Validating your training
- Mobilizing the team