Doug Bedell — May 6, 2016, 12:57 pm

Precautionary ‘Active Shooter’ Training Highly Recommended

A growing security concern, well worth adding to physical protection, involves ‘active shooter’ incidents and training should they occur. Security magazine notes that the average number of U.S. active shooter incidents increased from 6.4 in the first seven years of a 14-year study to 16.4 in the latter seven. That’s for the period 2000 through 2013.

Such incidents place a training premium on civilian response. They tend to unfold quickly, before law enforcement officers are in place. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers web-based training – “IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do” – on active shooter response.

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