Businesses and organizations prepare for active shooter situations

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Businesses, churches and other organizations in Jefferson County spent the day learning how to prepare for an active shooter situation.

Around 250 people were at Monday’s Active Shooter Symposium at Jeff Tech School in Reynoldsville.

Speakers came from Wilmington University in Delaware and the Department of Homeland Security in Pittsburgh.

Participants learned best practices to protect the people in their organizations.

“The most important thing that a site can do is be prepared for any kind of emergency,” speaker and Protective Security Advisor at the Pittsburg U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bob Winters said. “Nobody becomes a genius at the time of crisis, so we need to have our thoughts together beforehand so if something does occur, you know what to do.”

Local police departments were also there to talk to people about how to prepare on a local level.

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