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With tragedies like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida becoming more common, insurance companies are beginning to offer "active assailant" or "active shooter" insurance to organizations like schools and private businesses. "It is a little startling now to get all these calls now to say 'is there insurance for this?' and 'how ...
Use these lessons from active shooter exercises I have observed to develop best practices for designing, implementing and executing a worthwhile, productive and enlightening exercise to better prepare all emergency responders to respond to an active killer. The following active shooter incident (ASI) training exercise ... active shooter training

The University is the 32nd safest college campus in the country this year, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. However, with mass shootings dominating the news, this safety ranking has not decreased the number of trainings the University Police Department has been ...
The focus of Tuesday's drill was barricading to deter an intruder, including the possibility of an active shooter. Devnich coached her students in a calm voice as they waited in the dark for the "all clear." "We're just going to sit and hang out," she said, as the minutes ticked by. "Think about escape routes. Schools
St. Lucie County sheriff's officials Monday conducted an active shooter training exercise for about two dozen school resource deputies at the St. Lucie County School Board Offices on Okeechobee Road. The school district and Sheriff Ken Mascara last week assigned school resource officers to elementary ...
"So many times you read about these active shooter situations where they hear a gun going off like that and they think it's something different," Green explained. "You're programmed to think 'I'm safe all the time,' right? So when you hear something like that you think, 'I've got to take some action on this.'".

The Columbine shooting in April 1999 radically transformed law enforcement practices where frontline police officers would no longer wait outside of a crisis point during an active killer event. However, there was another lesson lurking in the aftermath of Columbine that has taken police, fire and EMS almost 20 years to ...
There's a new set of loud, defiant voices that arrived on the scene last week that makes diversity a whole lot more inclusive. Make way for the heretofore-ignored minors of all stripes and sizes. They are now their own group, the post-millennials, persons under the age of 18, who after Parkland can no longer ... Youth Shooter
You might think that the local church is not the place you would expect residents to gather to learn how to best protect themselves from an active shooter. You know the world is radically a changed place when the church draws more for the training program than it does on some Sunday mornings. A group of ... active shooter training
Since the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, McGee said law enforcement updated their training standards to better handle active shooters. He said the Sheriff's Office takes an average of six minutes to respond to an active shooter situation, compared with the 10-minute average for law ... shooter students
ANCHORAGE, Ala.– Students at a high school in Alaska experienced a realistic active shooter drill last week complete with simulated gunfire. During the scenario, KTVA reports students in the area where the “shooter” was located piled furniture against the classroom doors to barricade themselves in. shooter students
A day care teacher for 29 years, Thompson never imagined practicing an active shooter drill with the young children she spends her days with. "It's harder for this age group, but if you do songs already that they know, and you go in there for a quiet drill and you keep them quiet," said Thompson. "We do ... shooter students
"We are re-writing our active shooter policy and part of the reason we re-wrote that policy was because of what happened in Florida," said Childress. In just a few days, it will be a month since the day Nickolas Cruz, 19, was accused of firing a weapon and killing 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida. shooter students
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the department was “happy” to partner with the school board on the training. "It's very unfortunate that we find ourselves in a society, a time that we … even have to talk about active shooters in places of worship and in schools," Harrison said. "But the time of ... shooter students
The principal also said that he felt the video was necessary training in the event of an active shooter incident at the school. “However, the goal was to hopefully get everyone in the mindset that situations like Columbine and other school shootings are prevalent and relevant in our society today and that the ... shooter students
A new program in Tazewell County will teach middle and high school students not only to be aware of potential threats but also how to better handle an active shooter situation. Sgt. Ron Holt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office has already given teachers and school staff active shooter training. shooter students
TROY — After months of planning, Troy High School will host an active-shooter training Friday involving local and state law enforcement agencies. Burdett Avenue will be closed between Sage and Tibbitts avenues from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Residents and motorists may notice a large amount of law ... shooter students

Smith said his office is offering “active shooter training” to churches in the area so people are prepared if something happens. “Mitigation is what my office really pushes in everything. How to be prepared and limit your exposure to anything that could happen to you,” Smith said. “It's sad that we've become a ... shooter students
The session is part of a continuing partnership between the Orleans Parish School Board and the New Orleans Police Department aimed at increasing training for both police and school staff in the event of an active shooter on a school campus. The training includes a video, an active shooter simulation ... shooter students
“I also found out through some inquiry that not all of our schools have a protocol for active shooters.” Carlin is now a state senator and today, the Senate Education Committee unanimously approved the proposal. Carlin said he saw all sorts of “red flags” as he read about yesterday's mass shooting at a ... shooter students
HOUSTON - It's all any parent wants: To know that their child is safe when they leave home to go to school. The safety and security of students and faculty is a top priority for administrators in school districts all across the Houston area. shooter students
NewsChannel 6 checked in with some of our local school systems to see how they handle active shooter drills throughout the year. Evans High School Principal Michael Johnson tells NewsChannel 6 their active shooter drills have changed over the years from a “duck and hide” approach. Now, they ... shooter students
Run, hide, fight: What to do if there is an active shooter situation. By. crusader ... On Wednesday, 17 people were killed and more than a dozen were injured when an active shooter opened fire at a South Florida high school. Students and faculty scrambled for safety during the active shooter situation. shooter students
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Each year the number of mass shooting incidents across the country continues to rise. Active shooter training courses are now offered in offices and likely held at your child's school. Hillsborough County Public Schools is vigilant making sure everyone on campus knows how to think and ... shooter students
Hay's County Sheriff's Office recently wrapped up a series of active shooter trainings. They say due to the shooting events that happened recently in Texas and throughout the country, people need to be better prepared. Now, the country is dealing with another deadly high school shooting in Florida. shooter students
The deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida is raising new questions about whether school and government officials are doing enough to keep students safe. Thirty-three states, including Florida, require every school or school district to have a comprehensive safety or emergency plan. The school was ... shooter students
... but also preventing these incidents. I have concluded that family, teachers, peers, fellow employees, mental health professionals and good citizens can stop these active shooters by taking effective action, during the first four of the five phases these killers travel through. To review the Five Phases of the Active Shooter they ... shooter students
Many event attendees said they received lots of useful tips for what to do in an active-shooter situation. “I was really looking forward to it, and I really enjoyed it. It had plenty of good information,” Elizabeth Mallett said. “I'm retired military, and you get some training (about how to deal with active shooters) in ... shooter students
PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - Knowing how to react in an active shooting situation is something everyone should be prepared for but hopefully never needs to do. On sunday a group of women gathered to learn just that. Women in attendance say they gain more confidence learning and practicing how to react in ... shooter students
In recent years the frequency of shootings, particularly at schools, has risen dramatically. Research has shown that since 2011, the number of mass shootings per year has tripled. Two weeks ago, there were two school shootings the day after one another. “Fortunately we have not (encountered an active ... shooter students
Officials with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office advise church members to take an innovative approach when preparing for potential active shooter situations in their place of worship. County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck and Chief Deputy Hobe Runion outlined strategies to lower the body count of a ... shooter students
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - As millions head to church tomorrow, the possibility of an active shooter storming their place of worship is far from their minds. And that's part of the problem, says Strategos International. The company trains church leaders on what to do in an active shooter situation, which was ... shooter students
It's rare you'll ever encounter a situation like an active shooter, but Butler wants as many people to be prepared as possible. "Civilians are essentially the first on scene,” he said. “Between somebody calling 9-1-1 and getting dispatched and medical arriving on scene, it takes minutes. Bystanders are there in ... shooter students
The Citizen's Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training presentation will cover lessons learned from active shooter events from the past, how people normally respond during critical incidents, and three options everyone should know if they find themselves in the middle of an active shooter event ... shooter students
LAKE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Northern Michigan high schoolers received new training for active shooter situations. The Lake County Sheriff's Office was at Baldwin High School on Tuesday for ALICE Training. The training method ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. This method ... shooter students
... have no idea what's going on. So size dictates what you want to do." Chief Deputy Warden has discussed active shooter scenarios with schools and other public groups. The safety council is a program of the Marietta Chamber of Commerce, whose members include area businesses and their employees. shooter students
A man arrested following an active shooter situation in Norman has been charged. Cleveland County court records show that William Ray Adams, 55, has been charged with attempted kidnapping, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, use of a weapon during commission of a felony and feloniously pointing a weapon. shooter students
Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas Police are on the scene of what came in as an active shooter call right outside Southwest Airlines Headquarters by Love Field. However, police are not confirming if there were actually any shots fired. An employee shuttle has one of its windows broken, where the driver ... shooter students
A false active shooter alert was sent out at Henderson City Hall on Wednesday, sending people and running and screaming from the building. Workers got the scare around 1:30 p.m. after a disturbance in the lobby of City Hall. The alert read "RED ALERT! RUN HIDE FIGHT," indicating there was a problem ... shooter students
Avoid: Get away from the active shooter. Escape. Know where the exits are as soon as you enter any room or environment. Deny: Block the active shooter from getting close to you, deny access. Lock the door. Turn off the lights. Do not stand in front of the door. Defend: If faced directly with an active shooter, ... shooter students
Jonesville Police Chief Mike Lance presented an introductory class on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events this past Thursday at the First ... issue of CPL law and others asked if Lance or other law enforcement personnel conducted walk throughs to assist with developing plans for active shooters. shooter students
The man accused of entering a Norman business with a shotgun Jan. 10 and shooting a woman has been charged with multiple felonies. The Norman Police Department was called out to Bergey WindPower Co., 2200 Industrial Blvd., at about 2:30 p.m. in regard to an active shooter situation. According to a ... shooter students
Bar employee shoots, kills active shooter in Seattle area; no arrests made. One man is dead and another injured after a fight at a Seattle area bar ended with an armed bar employee shooting and killing the suspect. Author: Michelle Li. Published: 4:33 PM EST January 14, 2018. EVERETT, Wash. (KING) -- One man is dead ... shooter students
The Alachua County Sheriff's office sent deputies to Newberry Christian Community School today to prepare employees for active shooter situations. They gave instructions on how to barricade rooms, and pointed out easy entry points around campus that needed reinforcement. Preparations were put to the ... shooter students
NORMAN, Oklahoma -. It's an attack that sent one victim and the alleged shooter to the hospital. Witnesses say around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, William Ray Adams walked through the doors of Bergey Windpower, trying to kidnap his wife. According to staff members, two of their own heroic employees ... shooter students
More than a dozen women came out for an active shooter preparedness class hosted by the Champaign County Chapter of The Well Armed Woman Tuesday evening. Chapter leader Racheal Puckett said the course teaches women how to respond to an active shooter situation in various places and environments. shooter students
YOUNGWOOD, Pa. - State police are on the scene of an active shooter situation in Youngwood. Channel 11 has learned there is major police activity following an active shooter situation in the 400 block of South 4th Street. PICS: police are blocking off blocks of Lowe St in Youngwood. We have seen ... shooter students
Huntingdon church prepares for active shooter possibility. by Katie O'Toole. The Abbey United Church of Christ will host an FBI active shooter training presentation Thursday night to prepare for a situation they hope to never see. (WJAC). AA. HUNTINGDON -- The Abbey United Church of Christ will host an FBI active ... shooter students
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen walked into the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and began an attack that at the time rivaled that of any previous active shooter incident. When it finally ended four hours later, 49 people were dead and dozens more injured. The aftermath of the shooting paralyzed a city ... shooter students
BEING PREPARED — School Resource Officer Mike Beletti, left, and Sgt. James Tietje show city employees Diane Theobald and Elizabeth Bloomquist techniques to tie off a door in the event of an active shooter at City Hall in Fairmont on Monday. FAIRMONT — We hear about school and workplace ... shooter students


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