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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - Walsh College Hosts Active Shooter Response Seminar

Walsh College will be hosting an Active Shooter Response Seminar on Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at its Troy Campus. The seminar, a special training and education series produced by the Troy Police Department, Walsh College and Huffmaster Crisis Response, will be free to the public.

An active shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. This seminar is designed to address growing public concern about active shooters and safety in the workplace.

Participants will learn how to identify and understand active shooters, and how to develop awareness and response strategies. Attendees will also learn how the Troy Police response has evolved, what to expect when officers arrive, and how to develop a personal plan and response to an active shooter situation.

Presenters for the Seminar include Sgt. Andy Breidenich and Sgt. Andy Satterfield from the Troy Police Department; and Michael C. Saad, certified protection professional of Huffmaster Crisis Response.  Together they have more than 45 years of law enforcement experience.

“The active shooter is a sub-component of workplace violence.  When dealing with such a situation, awareness and preparedness are the two steps a business can take towards prevention,” states Michael C. Saad of Huffmaster Crisis Response.  “This session is designed to give the business manager tools for understanding and preventing violence.”

The seminar is ideally suited for human resource managers, security managers and executives, business owners, and anyone concerned with workplace violence.

“When in the midst of a crisis, no one has time to discuss what the response should be.  All organizations need to plan and be prepared to manage an emergency situation to save lives,” said Nan Poulios, director of the Information Assurance Center at Walsh College.

Walsh College has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. 

The event will be held in the Barry Center Auditorium and a light continental breakfast will be provided, compliments of Huffmaster.  To register, visit www.walshcollege.edu/ASRseminar.