FBI, This Week: FBI Provides Active Shooter Awareness Training
October 6, 2017
The FBI provides training to civilians and organizations so they learn how to protect themselves in the event of active shooter incidents.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI provides training to civilians and organizations so they learn how to protect themselves in the event of active shooter incidents—like the tragic one in Las Vegas.
Special Agent Robert DePriest says active shooter awareness training aims to empower people with the knowledge of how to react.
Robert DePriest: Our goal is not to frighten but to educate individuals, companies, and organizations to encourage them to develop plans to prepare and respond to active shooter events.
Halpern: There is no one-size-fits all plan, but the FBI provides guidance to help groups develop processes that meet their specific needs and requirements.
The plans encourage the “Run, Hide, Fight” principle.
DePriest: These three options can be used in any order. The situation will dictate which option is the best choice.
Halpern: Leaders from a Miami synagogue where Agent DePriest provided the training say it was beneficial.
Synagogue Leader: It helped our people think about what might happen and what would they do in that situation. If it does happen, they’ll have thought about it in advance and so they’ll be taking action and doing what they need to rather than being scared and wondering what to do.
Halpern: To learn more about “Run, Hide, Fight” and active shooter awareness resources, visit www.fbi.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.
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