Most people think they know how they’d react if they were suddenly faced with an active shooter. You’d leap into action, take charge, bar the door, maybe even tackle the assailant, and save the day.
Most people are wrong. I was.
To be clear, my mettle was tested in a drill conducted by the Linn County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office, not by a real active shooter. But the experience was truly eye-opening in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.
“Complacency kills,” explains Doug Riniker, a major with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who led the active shooter training for Stamats Communications, the parent company of BUILDINGS. “[Active shooter training] comes down to taking key points away. We try to drive home situational awareness and being mentally prepared.”
by Janelle Penny