MOUNT VERNON — Tactics, strategies and goals of reacting to an active shooter in the workplace was the subject in a classroom setting Friday morning at the Knox County Juvenile Probation Center.
Conducted by Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director Mark Maxwell and Knox County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Sheffer, Friday’s training session was for Knox County Juvenile Probation staff, as previous training sessions have been offered for other county employees as well.
“Workplace safety is a planning and preparation thing. Each division and each building is unique,” said Maxwell in explaining how the training classes have to be geared to the students and office location where they are working.
But while each location is different from another, general training tactics can be relevant anywhere. “No place is immune to shootings,” said Maxwell. “Knowing how to react in the workplace can apply everywhere. Concepts are universal.”
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