Office of Preparedness to hold active shooter training for residents


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The local Office of Preparedness will be hosting an active shooter awareness training this weekend to detailing what you should do if caught in the middle of a dangerous situation.

“Active shooter events can occur anywhere, any time with no warning and little time to react. Your best defense is to have a
plan,” said Dale Lane, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.

The class will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Those interested in attending can visit the Shelby County Office of Preparedness’ website or call (901) 222-6706.

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to watch the following video with tips on how to stay safe in an active shooter event.

Active Shooter Survival Tips:

  • Note the exits to any and every building
  • Keep your cellphone on you
  • Have an escape plan
  • If you see something suspicious in person or on social media, say something
  • Run: Leave belongings behind. Encourage others to escape but do not wait on them if they are hesitant or refuse.
  • Hide: If you can’t run get out of the shooter’s view. Put obstacles between you and if possible barricade and/or lock the doors. Turn off lights. Turn mobile devices off and be quiet.
  • Fight: If you can’t do either, as a last resort, fight. Be quick and aggressive. Improvise weapons or work as a team to overpower the shooter.
  • Call 911 when safe to do so.


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