US-based security specialists 1st Watch Global have partnered with Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions and EC3 Brokers to launch an active assailant prevention and mitigation programme: “Targeted Violence Program: Pioneer/1st Watch Global Program”.
Backed by Lloyd’s capacity, the programme was launched on 1 November, primarily for the US market and more broadly through 1st Watch Global’s network of worldwide contractors.
The highly experienced team of ex-FBI agents and homeland security professionals will thoroughly assess the readiness of hospitals, shopping centres, educational institutions, places of worship, and other locations for an assault by an active assailant.
The assessment helps to determine the preventative changes necessary to maximise security and ensures eligibility for the insurance policy. A purpose-built plan of action during and following an incident is also included as part of the proposition.
Raymond Holcomb, managing director, 1st Watch Global said: “This programme goes above and beyond any intervention currently in place and will take underwriting to a level it’s never reached before. We are global experts helping clients prepare for, respond to and recover from these crises.”
Michael Kwan, president, Pioneer Programs said: “Armed assailant attacks are a pandemic striking all facets of society and the problem seems to be getting worse. 1st Watch Global is a fantastic, noble team of ex-FBI agents trying to save lives by providing the only proactive programme of its kind. We are delighted to partner with them to provide a much-needed solution.”
Danny Driscoll, CEO, EC3 Brokers added: “We are excited to work alongside 1st Watch Global and Pioneer Programs and fully support the result the team is striving to achieve. This initiative is ahead of the curve and we look forward to working with them within the London market.”