On average, there is a school shooting every 8 days in K-12 schools in the United States. During the average 8 minute attack, someone is shot every 60 seconds.
With the increasing number of active shooter attacks on our educational facilities, you want products that align with applicable requirements and expectations. Filti’s independent, rigorous testing process for shooter attacks is based on real life data and analytics. The goal is to slow down attackers, giving the people inside more time to react, and emergency response teams more time to arrive at the scene and defuse the situation.
Bomb threats and active shooter incidents seem like a daily occurrence. Government buildings and employees are high targets areas, so extra security precautions need to be taken to protect them.
The majority of our personnel at Filti are former military, SWAT, and law enforcement. Filti is passionate about providing the highest standard of independent testing to ensure that we can keep our first responders and heroes safe.
Our ballistic and bomb blast testing isn’t just for military and government buildings, but are also for products that are worn.
The safety of your patients and staff is one of your top priorities in your healthcare facility. When relying on products to keep everyone safe, you want to make sure that they are tested by a reputable agency.
In one study investigating shootings which occurred in hospital settings from 2000 through 2011, it was discovered that there were 154 shootings, with a total of 235 victims, either injured or killed. Of these 154 events, 59% occurred within the hospital itself. Of the shootings that took place in an emergency department, 23% of them involved the perpetrator using a security officer’s gun. Shootings were also more common in larger hospitals (greater than 400 beds) (Kelen, Catlett, Kubit, & Hsieh, 2012).
Filti specializes in ballistic and bomb blast testing for healthcare providers.
The most common place for active shooting situations to play out is in commerce areas – businesses, restaurants, office buildings, and the like.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most active shooter situations occur in private businesses. An FBI study showed that commercial businesses were the sites of 95 of the 220 active shooter incidents between 2000-2016 (including malls).
Filti’s independent, rigorous testing process for shooter attacks are based on real life data and analytics. The goal is to slow down attackers, giving the people inside more time to react, and emergency response teams more time to arrive at the scene and defuse the situation.