From the Archive: Memphis Police Department officers provide “active shooter” workshop for the Mid-South at United Way

Violent, unexpected attacks in unlikely places is a reality our nation is facing with disturbing frequency. The damage an armed assailant can create in a matter of seconds and minutes ends lives and threatens the security of communities.

active shooterThese “active shooter” incidents are on the rise but there are steps employers and their staffs can take that play a crucial role during the initial moments of an attack. Emergency managers, safety officers and continuity planners seek ways to mitigate these threats before they occur. Professionals are anxious to implement and share strategies to help make people safer in the moments between the beginning of an an attack and the arrival of law enforcement.


The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners will make a presentation about “Active Shooters” on Feb. 13 at United Way of the Mid-South.

The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners is presenting an information session about active shooter threats and safety strategies your workplace can use to assess the threat, use cover and evacuate, or barricade and hide from the shooter.

Collective resistance tactics and survival measures can be the difference between life and death during an active shooter scenario.

Memphis Police Department Officer Sean Silvers and Major Charles Morris will present the “active shooter workshop” on Wednesday, February 13 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at United Way of the Mid-South, 6775 Lenox Center Court, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38115.

The workshop is free but seating is limited so reservations are necessary. Please reserve your space by contacting United Way Project Manager Loretta Hurt at loretta.hurt@uwmidsouth.org

The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners shares information about business continuity and disaster recovery and promotes individual and business preparedness. Its membership represents a wide variety of public, private, and nonprofit organizations across the region (United Way of the Mid-South is a member). For more information about the Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners please visit www.msacp.org

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