Active shootings up 150%; learn how to survive one at ECD’s next Safety & Security meeting
They start as every other day does, but end in tragedy. The day an active shooter terrorizes a neighborhood or workplace is a day few people prepare for.
Over the past four years, the number of people shot and killed in active-shooter incidents is up nearly 150 percent, according to United States Attorney General Eric Holder, in recent remarks to police chiefs.
But at the upcoming Energy Corridor District Safety & Security meeting, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, you can learn about active shooters and ways to survive an attack.
This is an encore performance for a popular Safety & Security meeting, conducted by active-shooter experts at the Houston Police Department. Reservations are required to this free luncheon and seminar, and can be made by calling (281) 759-3800.
“The number and lethal nature of active-shooter incidents nationwide have soared over the past five years,” explains Katherine Wallace, Finance and Economic Development Manager for The Energy Corridor District. “This will be interesting, informative and potentially life-saving seminar about the realities of active shooters in our community. These days, it is prudent to know what to expect and what to do should you find yourself facing an active shooter.”
From the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School attack to the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., the United States has seen active-shooter episodes soar since the period from 2000 to 2008, when the country averaged five such incidents, according to Holder. In 2013 alone, there have been at least 12 active shooter situations.
An active shooter is an individual actively engaging in killing or attempting to kill in a confined and populated area, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
In a world where thoughts are rarely focused on such tragic events, there are proven, common sense ways to improve your chances for survival, active-shooter experts say.
The presentation will be given at the PGS building, 15150 Memorial Drive, beginning 11:30 Tuesday, December 10. Attendees must contact The Energy Corridor District to register. All registrations must be received before December 6 so that PGS can prepare security badges for attendees.
The seminar, punctuated by two engaging films, “Shots Fired - When Lightning Strikes” and “Last Resort Active Shooter Survival Measures,” will feature:
- A historic overview of active shooting in America.
- Active shooter profile
- Police response
- A.D.D. (Avoid, Deny, Defend)
- Priority of Life Scale
- Emergency response plans
- Case studies
Save the date and make your reservation now to attend this potentially life-saving Energy Corridor District Safety & Security meeting. Call Rachael Weaver, Community Relations Coordinator at the ECD, to reserve your spot, (281) 759-3800.