Berkley County hosts active shooter training

Berkley County hosts active shooter training

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) – The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is offering a series of active shotoer training seminars.

The first of those seminars is Tuesday Aug. 16 at Goose Creek High School from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for informational purposes, and not because of recent events locally.

"While Berkeley County enjoys a great quality of life and safe environment to live, work and play - there is also a need to know what to do if you encounter an active shooter situation,"
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said. "
The training will help people know what to do if an active shooter enters their workplace. If you are interested in attending a seminar, all you need ot bring is yourself.

The Department of Homeland Security's website also has information on what you can do if an active shooter event happens in your vicinity.

 
Run:

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Have an escape route in mind

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Leave belongings behind

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 Evacuate regardless if others disagree to follow

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 Help others escape

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Prevent others from entering active shooting area

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Keep hands visible

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Call 911 when safe
Hide:

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Hide in area out of shooters view

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Lock door or block entry to your hiding place

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Silence your phone and remain quiet
Fight:

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Fight as a last resort and only when in danger

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Act with as much physical aggression as you can

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Throw items at shooter
There will be three additional training seminars in the coming weeks and all are invited to attend.
Additional Location and Dates:
Aug. 23 at Cane Bay High School from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Aug. 30 at Berkeley High School from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sept.16 at Stratford High School from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.