The Anna Independent School District Police Department and the Anna Police Department have partnered to co-host a “Surviving an Active Shooter Incident” training for locals. The course will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Anna High School, 1107 Rosamond in Anna.

The course will focus on members of the community who frequent restaurants, hospitals, theaters, churches, convenience stores and other locations considered soft, vulnerable targets by domestic and international terrorists. The cadre of police special operations practitioners will teach civilians to recognize the need for constant situational awareness, the difference between denial, deliberation, and decisive action, and the tactics essential to being an active participant in their own safety and rescue.

This course teaches students the history of domestic and international mass casualty incidents, and their impact on public safety response in the U.S. today. It also explains the mind-set of persons bent on causing serious bodily injury or death to multiple victims and how situational awareness assists the public in recognizing potential for disaster.

The course is three hours and free of charge.

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