Active shooter workshop offered by Homeland Security

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.

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