LANCASTER, Ohio (December 7, 2011) – Fairfield Medical Center Chief of Police Steve Anderson recently completed training through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Active Shooter Awareness Course.
“This training is very important because it addresses technical aspects of developing and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident,” Anderson said. “An active shooter incident usually occurs when a subject intends to engage multiple people, trying to kill as many people as possible at a rapid rate.”
Anderson also noted that this training could come in handy if an incident occurs and can’t say enough about how beneficial it is to go through the course.
“When it comes to law enforcement, training is ongoing and I am glad to say that Fairfield Medical Center makes it a top priority,” he said.
Active shooter situations are very dangerous and can most often occur quickly before law enforcement can reach the scene, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Because of this, law enforcement must be alert and act without hesitation.
“The course teaches us to utilize the safest and efficient methods available in order to neutralize the situation in the most expedient manner possible,” Anderson said.
The certificate of completion Anderson received explained that Chief of Police Steve Anderson has “reaffirmed a dedication to the office of infrastructure protection’s mission through continued professional development and completion through the Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable.”
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