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FBI Birmingham Provides Active Shooter Training and Support to Local Law Enforcement Executives

FBI Birmingham April 25, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Paul E. Daymond (205) 279-1457

BIRMINGHAM—In the wake of recent tragedies across the country, the FBI is providing training and resource material to close to 100 officers and first responders from dozens of police departments, fire departments, and emergency responders from across north Alabama at the Trussville Civic Center, announced Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard D. Schwein, Jr. The twoday conference concluded the afternoon of April 25, 2013.

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the FBI was asked to join a White House working group to find ways to help prevent and respond to active shooters and mass killings incidents. Though these incidents are almost always state and local crimes, the FBI has played a role in supporting virtually every significant incident that has occurred in recent years.

Topics covered include dealing with the 24/7, social-media savvy national news and supporting victims, including families and the officers involved; crisis management; evidence collection; and the use of improvised explosive devices (IED) by active shooters.

SAC Schwein said, “There is no single solution to preventing all violent crime, but by working collaboratively, we all can be prepared to prevent and respond to the next episode, should it ever occur.”