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"We can't let these things stop us from having a good time."

VIDEO: Event planners shaken up by...

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Those in the large, public event planning community are re-evaluating their safety protocols following the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

 

“This may be one that no one really thought of," said Adam Scull, Vice President and Director of National Operations for Event Medical Staffing Solutions.

 

Scull evaluates and develops safety protocols for large events.

 

When he's at an event, in a professional or private capacity, he's constantly thinking about security and safety.

 

"Is there a place to shelter?," Scull asks himself. "These thoughts constantly race through my head and the heads of people who are in the same position as I am."

 

So now, for those in the event planning industry, a moment of reflection and re-evaluation.

 

"There's going to be a lot of after action de-briefing as to what happened," he says. "Where we can all improve upon. Things that we haven't thought of before that we'll have to start looking at."

 

The things he's thinking of are the same things you should be thinking of, too.

 

"If something were to happen right now, where would I go, where's the exit? Where would I go if the first exit is blocked."

 

He recommends always keeping in mind the following.

 

"To be conscious of the exits, unattended bags, suspicious looking people in nature."

 

And in this post 9/11 world, the oft uttered adage, "If You See Something, Say Something."

 

"If it doesn't sit right with you, something probably might be going on."

 

His final tip?

 

"We, as an American people, need to continue to go to special events. We can't let these things stop us from going out and having a good time."


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