NFPA will be conducting a FREE active shooter/hostile event program for emergency managers, policymakers, fire, police, EMS, school officials, and facility managers in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, June 18. Attendees will enjoy a half-day public session featuring Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe & Sound Schools who lost her daughter during the Sandy Hook School tragedy; an overview of NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program; and perspective from some of the diverse subject matter experts that developed the world’s first guidance to help communities deal with mass casualty event planning. In the afternoon, attendees will be granted complimentary access to two relevant active shooter and preparedness educational sessions that are part of the larger NFPA Conference & Expo at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
The Texas program is designed to be a valuable learning opportunity for those charged with protecting people and property from harm – just as other summits like this provided to be in the fall. At that time, NFPA hosted three successful Massachusetts symposiums, in conjunction with the governor’s office, the state fire marshal, educational secretary, and public safety officials. In today’s volatile world, it is essential for different authorities to understand and champion integrated preparedness, response, and recovery. NFPA 3000 and this program provide the framework to do just that.
In addition to the FREE access offerings, NFPA is also conducting a limited-space, deeper dive for 70 participants in the afternoon. The hands-on, 3-hour workshop presents a scenario, guides participants through high-level coordination, addresses ASHER program benchmarks, and looks closely at recovery – the most enduring aspect of these devastating incidents. Space is limited, and the fee for the exclusive afternoon workshop is $250 per person.
Registration is required for both the FREE program and the smaller workshop in the second part of the day. Visit nfpa.org/activeshootersessions today to register.