Jun 3, 2016
commented on Rampant Gun Violence Impels “Active Shooter Training” for Arts and Music Venues
I went to this presentation, and it was very helpful to me as a facility manager of a building with a mix of classrooms, offices and a small theater. The article may give the impression that Fighting Back is the best option. Actually the presentation made the point that evacuate quickly was the first best response, followed by barricading in place, with confronting the attacker the least best option.
EXCEPT for a theater space. Fleeing or locking up in a room is preferable in an office or school setting, but in a theater, rushing the attacker might be the least worst option, if you're up for it and already physically close enough to do it.
Great training session by Officer Geoghan.