Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook 

Thursday, December 12, 2013
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT

Last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six adults dead stunned the nation and forever changed the way we view school security. However, after a year of political rhetoric and wrangling over gun control and efforts by some districts to loosen restrictions on the carrying of firearms by school staff members and administrators, just how far have we come in terms of bolstering security measures within schools themselves? In this webinar, we'll examine some of the best practices for responding to active shooter incidents, as well as discuss the preventative steps you can take to keep students and teachers safe.

Key Topics and Learning Points:
  • Matching technology to your needs
  • Conducting a proper risk assessment of your facility and establishing your security game plan
  • Incorporating intelligent policy and procedure to enhance security and mitigate risk
  • Creating a strategic roadmap for public/private partnerships
  • Understanding the funding issues and finding the dollars for system expansion
  • Active shooter scenarios and case studies that illustrate proper survival options

Presented by:
Paul Timm Paul Timm
President, RETA Security

Paul Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), president of RETA Security Inc., and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security.  In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul serves on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) School Security Committee.  Paul has been trained by the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) and is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team (SCAT) volunteer.  He is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories and the ALPHA vulnerability assessment methodology.  He is also a member of ASIS International, the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO). 

Patrick Fiel Patrick V. Fiel Sr.
Security Consultant

Patrick Fiel is a known national campus security expert who has been interviewed and quoted by numerous news outlets, newspapers, television and radio stations. He has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement and security. A former executive director of security for the Washington, D.C. Public School System, Fiel also served as the public safety advisor for the largest security company in the U.S. and Canada. He is retired from the United States Army Military Police Corps. Fiel travels extensively presenting briefings and presentations on security trends, campus shootings, funding, risk assessments, emergency/crisis preparedness, gangs, bullying, workplace violence and current technology solutions.

Jamie Bumgardner Jamie Bumgardner
COO, Prime Communications

Originally the vice president of Prime Commutation's Security Solutions group, Jamie Bumgardner developed Prime's security discipline into a respected national leader in physical protection systems. With 15 years in the security industry, Bumgardner has provided engineering and consulting services to the most demanding critical infrastructure clients and has transcended those practices into commercial, healthcare and education markets. Today, Bumgardner is the Chief Operating Officer at Prime and continues to grow the security practice and provides leadership within Prime's executive branch.

Craig Dever Craig Dever
Director of Sales, Inovonics

Craig Dever is the director of sales for Inovonics where he oversees domestic and international sales as well as technical support and customer service.  Dever has been with Inovonics since 2003 and has over 15 years of sales and sales management experience. Prior to joining Inovonics, Dever held positions in product management and national account sales at Exabyte Corporation, a manufacturer of tape storage devices and was a regional vice president of channel sales at computer associates, a provider of network and system management software applications.

Doug Titus Doug Titus
Business Development Manager, Education, Assa Abloy
Door Security Solutions

In this position, Titus leads business development actions for the K-12 and university segments. He has extensive experience in the security industry including facilities management experience in both K-12 and university environments. Doug holds a B.S. from Cornell University and has earned the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) accreditation from IFMA.

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