Preparing for An Active Assailant: Exercise Design Series


Duration:60 minutes


You have heard of “active shooter,” this series will focus on an “active assailant,” which is a person (or group of persons) actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill or cause serious bodily injury to a person or group of persons. The weapon could be a gun or it could be something else, such as a knife, explosive device, or a car. The key difference between “active shooter” and “active assailant” is that the weapon is not specified. As threats continue to expand, the “active assailant” term is perhaps more accurate and more appropriate.

Is your organization concerned about an active assailant scenario? One of the best ways to see if you are ready for such an event is to conduct an active assailant exercise. This webinar is part one of a two-part series:

  • Part One: Everything you need to know to design an active assailant exercise.
  • Part Two: Participate in a 50-minute online active assailant exercise. - LIVE on June 12th at 12 PM ET

Part One – Exercise Design

The goal of this presentation is to review the key design aspects, and then demonstrate the value of conducting an active assailant exercise to improve a company’s overall readiness and resiliency.

Topics covered:

  • Exercise plan
  • Exercise Design Team and process
  • Communication tools and messaging

The presentation will describe how to go about designing this type of exercise, why it is different from other exercises, and how to exercise communications to key stakeholders.

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Regina Phelps

CEO and Founder
Emergency Management & Safety Solutions

Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized expert in the field of crisis management, exercise design, and continuity planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on four continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting company specializing in crisis management, exercise design, and continuity and pandemic planning. A partial list of clients includes Bank of Canada, Bank of Colombia, Bank of Peru, Graduate Institute of Geneva, IMF, Microsoft, Northern Trust, VISA, Ellie Mae, Lam Research, Whole Foods Market, Salt River Project, Stanford University, Caltech Institute, Nike, and the World Bank. Ms. Phelps conducts over 100 exercises per year for her large multi-national clients. She has lectured extensively at international disaster and business continuity conferences, including DRJ, Continuity Insights, WCDM, and IAEM.

Annie Asrari

Annie Asrari is a Director of Product Management at Everbridge. She is responsible for the vision and strategy of Everbridge Open, IoT, and Safety Connection products from Everbridge. Annie also works with Technology partners to help build integrated market offerings that solve complex problems for customers and provide automated workflows. Her experience includes working on SaaS and PaaS products in Communications, Financial, and the Subscription Billing space. Annie is a graduate of Babson College with a Master in Business Administration.




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