Posts Tagged "active shooter"

How Police Agencies and Schools Can Make Campuses Safer

Here are some of the programs schools have implemented and law enforcement’s role within them With the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre upon us, it’s important to consider what steps schools have taken – and should take – to help keep their students safer. Here are some of the programs schools have […]

I’m Not Your Sheepdog – Jeff Knox

Jeff Knox's wife is neither “sheep” nor “sheepdog,” and she certainly is no “wolf.” She is a “porcupine;” harmless and docile if left alone, but ferocious and dangerous if threatened – even more so if her progeny are threatened. She would choose flight over fight every time, if flight is a viable option. But if flight is not an option, she has the tools, training, and mindset to win the fight.

Saving Lives at Active Shooter Events is in the Public’s Hands

Jan Glarum from A Better Emergency consulting is advocating for active shooter trauma kits to be housed alongside AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) in public areas like shopping centers. I agree with him.

Protecting Our Kids From Active Slaughter

There are many ways to make your school or organization more friendly to first responders that will help them help you when it hits the fan. Here are some of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's more recent recommendations.

Newtown Father Talks About Protecting His Daughter

Bill Stevens, the father of Victoria, a Sandy Hook Elementary school student, states that in the event of an intruder, there would be no lockdown at his house, and 911 would only be called after he has secured the situation. Why can't his daughter's school protect her as well as he can at home?

Run, Hide, Fight – New Keywords To Help You Survive

"It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality" This video produced by the city of Houston introduces the keywords, "Run, Hide, Fight" to help you survive an active shooter incident.

Aurora Colorado Century 16 Theater Shooting

Did anyone notice that James E. Holmes was planning to massacre moviegoers but didn't speak up? If he could not have gotten his weapons legally, would he have given up? And what training can you and your family get to help be better prepared for whatever comes your way?

Training to Take Out an Active Shooter – Part 5

My final entry in a series on active shooters. To be prepared to defend against an active shooter, you must be physically and mentally prepared, appropriately trained, and you must always carry your gun with you. Not everyone likes guns, but someone needs to defend against the wolves.

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 4

People can be classified as sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Which one are you? If you are a sheepdog, do you have the mindset and training to use a weapon to dispatch a wolf before any sheep can be harmed?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 3

Earlier I wrote about how to prevent an active shooter from getting in to your building. But what if he is in the building, and it's your child's' school? Do your children know what to do? Do their teachers?