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The Active Shooter Senario (ie: Columbine, Virginia Tech.)

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

A very disturbing and alarming trend is surfacing now-a-days in areas highly populated by civilians. Malls, schools and universities are now venues for mass killings. Here in Miami, we've been training for the last 5 years to address these situations where one or multiple subjects enter these places for the lone reason to commit mass murders.

Our policy is to get a team of at least 3, stack up and enter the Hot Zone to nuetralize the Active Shooter(s) first while advising dispatch of victims shot, number of subjects and the possibilty of un-detonated explosives or traps while looking for the active shooter.

What training are you guys getting out there? These situations are comming up more and more and we're getting monday morning QBed for just sitting outside and waiting for SWAT. I agree with my departments policy let me know what you guys think.If you have any questions about what we do feel free to ask. Be safe Out there.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I WORK IN OHIO AND OUR DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN TRAINING ON THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW AS WELL. WE HANDLE IT ABOUT THE SAME WAY BUT WE USE THE FOUR MAN ENTRY TEAM, THAT IS UNTIL THE SWAT TEAM HAS ARRIVED AND CAN TAKE OVER. I LIKE THE FOUR MAN DIAMOND FORMATION IT GIVES A FRONT GUARD AND A REAR GUARD WHILE ALLOWING TWO TO ENTER A ROOM.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE TRAINING FOR THIS , I JUST HOPE THAT NONE OF US NEED TO USE IT.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

JUST A REMINDER THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC FORUM........I WOULD RECOMMEND E-MAILING EACH OTHER ON TRAINING AND TACTICS....

BE SAFE.....

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

We are also prepared for this in St Petersburg (Florida). If it happens here, we MUST and WILL, end the situation immediately. We are committed to stopping/eliminating the active shooter Post Haste.

I also have to say be CAREFUL what you say on a public board about tactics. Remember there are groups that pose on PUBLIC boards such as this one as LEO’s simply to gather intel. DO NOT give them what they want.

Let them discover what our tactics are when they are being applied to them and are taken out.

Bbqxena_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

aostone - Nice conclusion sentence:) well put....

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We also train for the active shooter scenario. We use simunition rounds. The SIMS guns are replicas of our duty weapons that shoot a paintball, but a higher velocity than paintballs. It hurts alot so you actually see how people react in a stressful situation. It is as close as you can get to real life without using live rounds. We do this training on a regular basis.