JACKSON- Ever wonder what you would do if you were in a situation face to face with an active shooter? If you have, but you don’t have an answer, there is a workshop that might help.
The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is offering a one-day workshop to enhance your preparedness against an active shooter.
On Thursday, March 9 the workshop will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex/SMG and will teach a variety of skills:
- Developing an Emergency Action Plan with guidance from expert instructors
- Identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions
- Learning how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence
- Understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives
- Enhancing Emergency Planning
- The workshop will describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts, such as:
- Developing communication and incident plans for employees
- Building relationships with local first responders
- Coordinating with first responders before, during, and after an incident
- Integrating public affairs into incident management
it is important to prepare your employees for a potential active shooter incident because they are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Every second counts.