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Workshop to counter active shooter situations

In efforts to upskill the local community, in any case of an active shooter situation, the Department of Homeland Security is hosting training to counter such predicaments.

Three experts from Louisiana State University will be conducting workshops to strengthen the response capabilities of companies, private schools, government departments and those working in a campus environment in preparation for a potential active threat incident.

This is outlined in a program, released by DHS pertaining to this vital workshop.

An active threat incident will challenge both law enforcement first responders, as well as non-law enforcement campus personnel.

It is critical for these parties to work together to prevent or mitigate the effects of an active threat.

Participants will examine various techniques and principles that can be used to effectively diminish casualties and threats of all types.

The two-week training starts next week with private schools, Catholic Education faculty; officials of the Department of Education, and Port Administration among others.

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.

Active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

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