Active shooter training can be delivered in several ways. Some students are given a handout with a few paragraphs emphasizing the words: run, hide, and fight.
What does that mean, exactly?
I’ve been in training with lectures and PowerPoint presentation explanations. But what I experienced Tuesday (Feb 21) was a first—yelling, screaming, and the sound of rapid gunfire.
Intense? Uhhhhhh, yeah.
Allied Defense Training in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is staffed by working police who’ve crunched the data and believe to “Inoculate” would be mass shooting victims from paralyzing fear. You must train them with a sense of chaos and fear. And that’s what I saw. And even though I knew what was supposed to happen, it still stressed the Hell out of me.
Depending on the company’s size, training runs about $2,000, but experiencing empowerment is priceless.
You can watch her story in the video above.