100 METROPOLITAN CITIES
Hancock serves over 100 metropolitan cities in over 30
states and can travel to virtually any city in the nation
8/10 TOP INSURANCE CARRIERS
Hancock has long-term relationships with 8 of the top
10 insurance carriers
24-48 HOUR DEPLOYMENT
Hancock prides itself on the ability to rapidly deploy
to any area within 24-48 hours
All Hancock technicians are engineering-certified
professionals and assess all major type and styles of
DEDICATED CATASTROPHE TEAM
Hancock maintains a dedicated CAT Team 50+
strong who are ready for national deployment at
a moments notice
Our engineering-certified steep and high roof
experts provide rapid response, technical
expertise and adhere to safety practices
that exceed industry standards.
TOP CARRIERS RELY ON
HANCOCK CLAIMS CONSULTANTS.
• Information on local hospitals
• Emergency notification system – e.g.,
announcements, cellular system, emails
Road testing the plan
After it is developed, the plan should be
tested to see how well it works and to iden-
tify any problems or breakdowns in com-
munications, as well as any other issues
that could arise. Once the plan is finalized,
it should be presented to the staff through
regular training and exercises. “It’s not a
matter of practice makes perfect,” said Plai-
sance, “it’s perfect practice makes perfect.”
The training should be relevant, real-
istic and safe. When training exercises
are conducted, the staff and any visitors
to the company should be aware that it is
a training drill and not an actual shoot-
ing event. Employees need to accept what
their role and survival mindset will be in
a real active shooter event.
The company should also conduct a detailed physical security assessment. The
goal of physical security is to deny unauthorized access and protect property,
personnel and operations.
Employees can be a company’s best
source of training because they can help
identify vulnerabilities and solutions.
Questions to consider as part of the as-
• How easy is it for people to access key
personnel in your business?
• Who gets access in the company or to
• What landscaping around the business
prevents a clear line of sight of who’s
around or entering the building?
• How do you control access after-hours?
• Are cameras available around the
A vital aspect of a holistic security
strategy focuses on deterrence, preven-
tion, mitigation and recovery.
Physical security measures can include
access and control systems, CCTC/sur-veillance, an emergency notification system, first aid, and physical impediment
tools which are designed to impede/
prevent an active shooter from gaining
access into office spaces.
The key is to develop a plan that will
prevent a shooter from gaining access
and provide employees with the training to respond if a shooting event arises.
“There needs to be a balance between
physical security plans and the danger,”
Additional resources on active shooter
preparations are available from the Department of Homeland Security, the
Federal Bureau of Investigation and
the Federal Emergency Management