This month’s presenter will be Ollie Gagnon, Department of Homeland Security, Protective Security Advisor - West Florida District. Mr. Gagnon will conduct a 2 hour training workshop on Active Shooter Preparedness for businesses. The extended meeting will be held in the training room at:
Great Bay Distributors
2750 Eagle Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL 33716
The meeting will start at 11:30 for lunch with the workshop to follow from 12:00 - 2:00pm.
Our goal as individuals, organizations and communities is to understand more about active shooter events, prevent, if at all possible, prepare for them, should they happen, and respond with highest likelihood of saving ourselves and others. In support of this goal, the workshop will focus on three main areas:
Recognition - understand the threat
Prevention - recognize, report, intervene
Preparedness - plan, train, exercise
Specifically, the Active Shooter Preparedness workshop is divided into six modules. Each module includes preparedness information specific to Active Shooter incidents, and also covers a specific planning step, to better prepare you to develop and implement a plan. The modules are structured following national preparedness guidance, using the national preparedness mission areas to organize the AS topics, and using the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness guidance to cover the planning steps. Each participant will receive a thumb drive with resource tools that Mr. Gagnon has provided.
Mr. Gagnon was appointed by the Department of Homeland Security as the Protective Security Advisor in Tampa, Florida on March 21, 2005. In this capacity, he supports the development of the national risk picture by identifying, assessing, monitoring, and minimizing the risk to critical infrastructure at the regional, State and local level. Prior to assuming his present position, Mr. Gagnon traveled worldwide on behalf of the Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency conducting comprehensive physical security assessments of critical infrastructure complexes, facilities and systems. He also served in the United States Air Force for over 22 years in the various physical security, law enforcement and training positions.