Thursday, May 9, 2019

Active Shooter Training for journalists in Cincy, Columbus and Cleveland

Active Shooter Training for News Media

Presented by 
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Ohio News Media Association
Society of Professional Journalists

Cincinnati 6/13 | Columbus 6/18 | Cleveland 6/19

9:00 a.m. to Noon

According to the FBI, 250 active shooter incidents have occurred between 2000-2017, several of which involved the news media. In an environment of increased tension and hostility toward news media, how prepared are you if you find yourself in an active shooting event? And how do you recognize signs of potential violence around you? 
This workshop provides journalists and those in the newsroom with insights and tools to respond in case of an active shooter situation. 
The three-hour workshop features presentations by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit and SWAT Teams:
  • Part 1: Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters – Presented by FBI Special Agent Kristin Cadieux, this segment focuses on specific behaviors that may precede an attack and that might be useful in identifying, assessing and managing those who may be on a pathway to violence.
  • Part 2: Run, Hide, Fight – Active Shooter Safety Protocol – This segment, presented by Special Agents from the FBI’s SWAT Team, details a suggested protocol to follow if you hear shots fired in your newsroom, or if you witness an armed person shooting or threatening people.
The workshop is offered in three locations:
  • Thurs. 6/13 – Cincinnati – Great Oaks Career Campuses District Office, 110 Great Oaks Drive, Sharonville, OH 45241
  • Tues. 6/18 – Columbus – Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
  • Wed. 6/19 – Cleveland – Cuyahoga Community College – Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Hts, Ohio 44128
For all locations, the workshop will run from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, with registration and continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This program is FREE to attend for members of the OAB, ONMA and SPJ, but registration is required.