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Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council course, Surviving an Active Shooter Event, will be offered in three communities in the Chicago area in March. Although a person had a 260% greater chance of being killed in a motor vehicle crash than shooting-involved homicide in 2017, these terrifying situations are likely top of mind for many following the active shooter incident Feb. 15 at a warehouse in Aurora that left five workers dead and multiple officers wounded.
Surviving an Active Shooter Event trainings will take place at:
The free, two-hour programs will cover how active shooter events unfold, how to be situationally aware and what actions are necessary to improve one’s odds of survival.
“Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring a community together – a hurricane, a flood or an active shooter. How much better would it be to be prepared in advance and mitigate that tragedy?” said Dan Martin, New Lenox Safe Communities coordinator, retired police officer and instructor for one of the upcoming trainings. “Each time I lead an active shooter course I see lightbulbs go on in people’s heads that they can make a difference.”
Assaults are the fourth leading cause of workplace death and accounted for more than 18,000 injuries in 2017. In addition to free active shooter training in communities across the country, NSC offers emergency preparedness training for the workplace, which includes active shooter instruction.
Register and learn more about the free community training sessions. Space is limited.
More information about NSC emergency preparedness training for the workplace can be found here.
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