There has never been a better time to be prepared for an active shooter than now. Chief Mercer has presented on active shooter and workplace violence awareness at different venues across the state.
It is eerily uncommon to come across organizations that have active shooter response plans in their emergency management protocol. We are all typically given instruction on what to do in case of a fire, tornado, snow storm, and maybe even an earthquake among other emergencies; however, how many of us can say that we are confident in knowing what to do in the case of an active shooter?
Active shooter response has become, unfortunately, a necessary evil in today’s society. It is imperative that organizations know what to do if this very dangerous and rapidly evolving incident were to transpire. Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.
Make plans to attend this important educational session. Tickets are only $12! The luncheon will be held at The Early Chamber of Commerce located at 104 E Industrial from 11:30am to 1:00pm.