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Do You Know How to Survive an 'Active Shooter' Event?

The East Haven library will host a free talk next month — headed by law enforcement expert Vincent Riccio — that will review how to prevent and survive an emergency, if an active shooter event happens at your workplace or school.

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.

Vincent Riccio

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.

RSVP Required

Please RSVP by phone or email Fawn Gillespie fcgillespie@biblio.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.]

Lou February 21, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Shoot Back!
Peter T. Cianelli February 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Did you know.....• A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school's vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck. • A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun. • A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard. • A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter. • A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened. • A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns. • A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun. • At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon. 2500 times last year alone legal gun owners stopped violent crime when confronted with it long before any police assistance Today, in Alanta Georgia... An armed school guard stoped a shooter in the high school...
Richard Poulton February 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Pete, you as the saying goes " like beating a dead horse". With the likes of BO, and Biden, and now the true Malloy finally shows his colors we are doomed unless we get people into office that will bend over backwards to protect the constitution or die trying. I guess the three sections of government meant to protect us from those wishing to push their will on the people means nothing to BO and now, and by the way from now on, I will call him King Malloy.
George Kenyon February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Peter, the problem is the general public is oblivious to these and the thousands of other similar incidents each year. They are not reported by the left driven media as they are not meaningfull to their agenda. They hear school shooting, all their resources shift to it. Once they realize it was a gang banger doing it, the camera's stop rolling. With the shooter in Newtown, they've covered every aspect of his life, thats what scares Malloy, the focus is becoming more on the real problem and not guns. Including his fascination with another mass shooter, who was also overly reported on.
Steohen Haddon February 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I am really ignorant about gun laws there's an old winch mod 12 somewhere but I'm sure is innappriate for home defence since Newtown and talk of law changes been hemming and hawing between a moss500 and rem870 20g that smallish women in the house could handle too what do the changes mean to me ?
Richard Poulton February 22, 2013 at 05:56 PM
None of the changes or proposed changes will effect rifles. By the way, a 12 ga is great for home use protection. You don't have to worry about the threatening intruder getting to close as you would with a hand gun for a dead-on shot. Very effective and will drop the person. Smaller guage shotguns effective with a slug not bird shot. But what people do, and even PO's, they stagger the rounds. Bird shot doesn'e stop you the slug will.
john cinque March 30, 2013 at 06:02 PM
yeah...never leave home without your trusty 1911
john cinque March 30, 2013 at 06:04 PM
rack a OO buck round...if the sound does not get their attention....the hole on their chest certainly will.....

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