Surviving An Active Shooter Event
National Safety Council presentation on surviving an active shooter event, presented at St. James Lutheran Church and School.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Ward, Elder 619-495-0464
St. James Lutheran Church & School to Train Imperial Beach and South Bay Residents How to Survive an Active Shooter Event Training developed by the National Safety Council uses skills model to enable survival Imperial Beach – free training on what to do in an active shooter situation. The two-hour course, developed by the National Safety Council, covers how to protect oneself from harm and walks participants through the most effective responses. Although rare, active shooter incidents in the U.S. have increased from 6.4 per year in 2000-06 to 16.4 per year in 2007-13. More than 480 people have been killed and another 557 wounded since 2000. Awareness and preparation are critical, according to the FBI. With proper training, it is possible to detect signs that a situation may be developing and prepare both mentally and physically. “In reality, there are other issues that pose greater risk to our day-to-day safety, but an active shooter situation is among the most deadly events that could occur,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “We applaud communities for training residents how to respond, although we hope no one ever needs to put the training into practice.” To register, www.nsc.org/registeractiveshooter. Training is free to the citizens of Imperial Beach and South Bay communities.
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ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL
866 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA 91932 (9th & IB);
About the National Safety Council Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
Date & Time
March 21, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Imperial Beach Nestor Coronado San Diego San Ysidro Chula Vista