Is your business prepared for an Active Shooter?
- January 15, 2016
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Program to focus on surviving ‘Active Shooting’
In light of public concerns surrounding terrorist and other attacks against public and private locations around the country, and most recently the dastardly killings at the San Bernardino Regional Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has accepted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s invitation to present information on self-protection strategies at the Board’s monthly Business Briefing Luncheon, Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Information presented at the 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon in the Hellenic Center in Lancaster is intended to help public and private organizations understand and consider courses of action that may be taken to reduce vulnerability and increase survivability in the event of an active shooter and or bombing situation.
Handout materials will be provided, and the video, “Surviving an Active Shooter – What Would You Do?” will be screened. Board of Trade Executive Vicki Medina cautioned that the training video is quite graphic and may be upsetting to some people due to its portrayals of violence.
Included in the program will be discussion of the slogan “If You See Something, Say Something,” nationally promoted by law enforcement and Homeland Security officials. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about what may be suspicious. Individuals are being encouraged to alert local law enforcement of any suspicious individuals or actions observed, and point out the fact that active shooter situations can occur anywhere.
Luncheon tickets with reservation by close of business Monday, Jan. 25 are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Call the Board of Trade at (661) 947-9033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. The Los Angeles County Airshow is the January luncheon sponsor.