According to the FBI, the number of sudden mass shootings in the U.S. has nearly tripled in recent years. In 2015, there was only 1 week where there was NOT a mass killing. By the way, these mass shooting statistics do not include shootings tied to gangs or drugs. FBI officials found that: 70% of the active shooters attacked in schools, shopping malls or workplaces. 60% happened so fast that they were over before police arrived, and in 40% of the cases, at least 3 people were killed, not counting the shooter.
Outside of law enforcement, no one wants to talk about it or discuss solutions. Because it’s a real problem and it’s closer to home that all of us would like. Just like we practice and prepare for earthquake risk, we should know how to respond and survive in cases of workplace violence, or violence where we live, shop, eat, play or worship.
Although the chance of you being involved in a mass shooting event may be small, making a plan in advance and learning how to respond can make all the difference. Active shooter training will help prepare you for the unthinkable.
Make plans to attend the HOW TO SURVIVE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, hosted by the Health & Public Safety Committee of your Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. The meeting is this Saturday, March 18th at the Flyaway – 7610 Woodley Ave (at Saticoy) – 2nd Floor Conference Rm. Meeting starts at 10 am and features Dan Tomlinson, retired Police Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and threat assessor with over 18 years in law enforcement.
Parking is free in the spaces in front of the Flyaway Building. Free Refreshments.
Questions? Contact: James Brown, Chairman – Health & Public Safety. Email: [email protected]