East Haven: Are you prepared for an Active Shooter Event?
Is it possible to successfully survive an incident of mass violence, like Newtown or Aurora?
According to experts, the simple answer — if you are prepared and aware — is "Yes."
Active Shooter Event
An "Active Shooter Event" is a situation where one or more people cause death or injury or pose an immediate danger.
And following recent mass shootings, including the Sandy Hook school tragedy, and news of threats of mass violence, such as those allegedly made by an East Haven woman against Gateway Community College, many people have begun to focus on how best to prepare.
Seminar March 14
To that end, the Hagaman Memorial Library will play host March 14 to a special seminar that will focus on how to prepare and what to do during an active shooter event.
This program is free and open to everyone. And attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner for the talk.
The program — headed by law enforcement expert Vincent Riccio — will show attendees how to survive should an active shooter situation occur at their school or workplace.
Vincent Riccio has served in military, national and police law enforcement positions for 35 years.
Please RSVP by phone or email Fawn Gillespie firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional parking for library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library or in the Old Stone Church lot adjacent to the library.
[Editor's Note: East Haven Patch will be attending and covering next month's talk.]