KOSBE And Holston International Training And Consulting To Host Active Shooter Preparedness

October 29, 2015

KINGSPORT, Tenn.-Oct. 29, 2015- FBI: U.S. now has one active shooter incident every three weeks, and over the past 10 years there has been over 160 active shooter incidents. Roughly 2 million workers a year are affected by some form of workplace violence and about 700 lives a year are taken due to workplace violence. The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate will host Active Shooter Preparedness Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, November 17, 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM, at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The training is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, and Holston International Training and Consulting.

Many corporations and organizations throughout the United States have instituted programs to help prevent violence in the workplace. These efforts can go a long way toward mitigating the threat of such occurrences.

Intervention strategies must take into account two aspects of the workplace violence spectrum: action and flash points. An action point is the moment when an individual recognizes that an employee may be on the path toward committing some type of violent act in the workplace and subsequently takes action to prevent it.

When an action point has been identified, fellow employees can intervene in a number of ways. Do you know what to do in an Active Shooter Situation? In this basic and easy to understand program, participants will be given clear and easy to remember actions to take, making themselves a harder target, thus increasing their chances of surviving an Active Shooting Situation. Participants will also see the need to report behavior to authorities that often precedes this type of violence.

Businesses prepare for fires, tornadoes, and other infrequently occurring emergencies;the time is now to start preparing employees on how to increase their chances of Surviving Active Shooting Situations.


• Managers

• Supervisors

• HR Professionals

• Staff

• Employees at All Levels

Free of charge! Speaker will be FBI National Academy Graduate John Rose, M.A. — Lead Instructor, Holston International Training & Consulting. Lunch provided to all attendees. Preregistration is required, Please R.S.V.P. to Katie Prendergast at 423.392.8825.

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Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Katie Prendergast at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 or at 423-392-8825.