Active Shooter Defense: Why It’s Important

Don’t do what I did and wait until you actually find yourself in an anticipated active shooter situation to attend training on how to handle it.

Fortunately for me and everyone else in the las Vegas Mirage lobby on October 2, the screaming, hysteria, stampeding, and resulting evacuation ensued after a false alarm. The shooter in Las Vegas last month only had one targeted location, despite rumors at the time to the contrary.

It shows, though, as fear of catastrophic events grows, so does the likelihood of other false alarms – and worse, terrifyingly, true alarms. There’s something you can do to prepare: join me for the MACo Winter Conference session, Active Shooter Defense: What You Need to Know.

Title: Active Shooter Defense: What You Need to Know

Description: Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. While an active shooter scenario may unfold in various locations, public and government settings are particular targets. These terrifying events are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, so individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to survive the situation before law enforcement arrives. In this deep-dive session, a public safety expert will share the best way to prepare for the worst-case scenario with take-away lessons in safety for all attendees.

Speaker: Deputy First Class Thomas Wehrle, Harford County Sheriff’s Office

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “The Power of Partnership.”

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