Presentation: Active Shooter Training
In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these sudden incidents is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities’ public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats and the sequence of events that follow them. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attacks, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene. Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, pre-planned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.
Some of the topics covered in this training are:
- How did we get here? History of a few events and why the average person can be the fix to this problematic event.
- The science behind stressful events and why we respond the way we do. Understanding your natural inclinations to stressful events is key to succeeding in these critical incidents.
- Recognizing potential threats before they become active.
- The application of this training to everyday life and the various places we visit.
- Why every person needs to be aware of these responses to these horrible events and increasing the probability of a positive outcome because of this training.
At the conclusion of this presentation the audience will be able to:
- Identify the importance of learning from past active attack events to assist in preparing for future events.
- Recognize typical active attack offender’s profile.
- Identify and discuss the phases of Disaster Response Psychology and how to limit their impact on potential victims.
- Identify and explain the Avoid, Deny, and Defend/Run, Hide, and Fight civilian response protocols as they relate to an active attack event.
- Recognize the challenges of different types of venues.
- Identify the issues of the “armed citizen”
- Identify the importance of knowing the law enforcement response once they are on scene.
Trey Turner’s Bio:
Trey Turner is a 24 year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department and a 15 year operator with the San Antonio Police Dept SWAT team. He is also an Active Shooter Instructor for a nationally recognized active shooter training facility at Texas State University. Trey has been sent across the country teaching Active Shooter response to civilians, police officers and Fire/EMS personnel.