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Unique Training Opportunity: Active Shooter Preparedness

| Labor & Workplace

Preparing and training employees for potential threats in the workplace is a necessary component to an organization’s incident response plan. That is why we wanted to make you aware of a unique training opportunity offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Infrastructure Protection. Together, the organizations will be hosting active shooter preparedness workshops in Raleigh (March 30) and Wilmington (April 19) focused on recognition, prevention and preparedness training for active shooter incidents, emphasizing emergency action plan development. During these one-day security workshops, attendees can expect to learn the common behavior and situations associated with active shooters, how to foster communication between critical infrastructure owners and local emergency response teams, successful incident planning and management, as well as other key elements to emergency action plan development.

Raleigh DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop
March 30, 2017
North Carolina State Emergency Operations Center
1636 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Wilmington DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop
April 19, 2017
City Hall
Council Chambers
102 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

These trainings are free and open to corporate and facility security professionals from the private and public sectors, human resource managers, community response officials, law enforcement, emergency management, supervisory first responders and homeland security representatives.

Darryl Aspey is North Carolina’s DHS Protective Security Advisor, whose primary mission is partnership outreach and infrastructure protection. As he has done with other public outreach initiatives, Darryl contacted the NC Chamber to let our members know about this important opportunity to address safety and security in the workplace. If you are interested in getting more information about DHS’ public safety outreach, you can contact Darryl directly at or at 919-208-7448.

Gary J. Salamido
Vice President, Government Affairs
North Carolina Chamber