Last updated: May 28. 2014 3:43PM - 399 Views
By Jane Beathard jbeathard@civitasmedia.com

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Plain City Police Department will sponsor a free “active shooter” training for the general public at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Pleasant Valley Fire District, 650 W. Main St., in the village.

“The class is designed to prepare civilians to respond in the event of an active shooter in an office, mall, business or place of worship,” promotional material said.

The presentation is expected to run about one hour, with time for questions and answers at the end.

Participants will learn civilian response options and how to develop strategies and a mindset to prepare themselves and their families for an unexpected attack.

“It will make you aware of what to look for and how to respond,” said Plain City Police Chief Jim Hill.

Topics covered will include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, as well as the role of police and public safety officials in dealing with armed random attackers.

Hill noted chances are rare that any local residents will become involved with a shooting in a public venue. However, one hour of training is well worth the increased ability to protect themselves and their families if that rarity occurs.

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