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Upcoming Webinar: Active Shooters and Armed Assailants-Responses and Realistic Tools

2018 March 14
by Kyla Hunt

Due to recent events, Active Shooter situations and the proper way to handle them have become of increasing concern to library staff and their patrons. While cases of workplace violence involving active shooters in libraries are rare, proactive preparation through active shooter response training and working through scenarios with staff can better equip library staff to handle such a dynamic and traumatic event.

The Texas State Library & Archives Commission will be hosting Dr. Steve Albrecht as he presents “Active Shooters and Armed Assailants-Responses and Realistic Tools” on Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (CDT). Dr. Albrecht is an internationally known trainer, speaker, author, and consultant known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He specializes in threat assessment, threat management, Threat Assessment Team training, and workplace and school violence awareness and crisis response programs.

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Albrecht will equip participants with the information they need to take charge of their own safety and security in a high-risk situation. Using the Department of Homeland Security’s RUN, HIDE, FIGHT protocol, Dr. Albrecht will explain how an Active Shooter situation unfolds, what your options are during this situation, and what to expect from police if you should find yourself in this high stress scenario. Participants can expect to gain valuable information on the following topics:

  • Defining potential workplace events and possible perpetrators.
  • A brief history of Active Shooter events, including those at college and municipal libraries, and lessons learned.
  • Recognizing pre-attack behavioral warning signs.
  • How to address patrons with Concealed Carry permits who bring guns into the library.
  • When to use “high-risk customer service skills”.
  • The Department of Homeland Security RUN, HIDE, FIGHT six-minute video and related responses, drills, and understanding the police response.

Preparing yourself now by taking a proactive approach to your safety and that of your staff and patrons through training and scenarios can significantly improve your ability to perform in high stress situations.

Click HERE to sign up for this free webinar.

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  1. March 14, 2018

    We just added an active shooter policy and last fall had staff training for our local constable.
    We also added wireless alarms worn around the neck for front desk staff.
    I appreciate this webinar being made available, as DSCL and the library board want to do all that it can to protect staff and members/visitors.

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