FAIRVIEW INSURANCE HOLDS ACTIVE SHOOTER PROFILING & COORDINATED RESPONSE SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL, POLICE & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Seminar focused on prevention and resolution of school shootings
West Orange, NJ – May 26, 2016 – Fairview Insurance Agency Associates recently held a statewide Active Shooter Profiling & Coordinated Response Seminar on on May 6, 2016. Over 50 police, government and school officials convened at the Wilshire Grand Hotel for this informative seminar.
The day’s two sessions were lead by Dale Yeager of SERAPH, a specialized consulting and training firm. Mr. Yeager is a school safety advisor for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.
The first session ‘Prediction, Prevention & Mitigation of Potential Active Shooters’ focused on the underlying issues that create shooters and the predictive behaviors that could alert officials. The second session of the, ‘Emergency Psychological Response Training, focused on providing training for leaders to operate more effectively and efficiently in a crisis.
Currently there is no national database of school threats, but according to published reports there have been over 1,000 cases involving bombs or shooting threats in schools from coast to coast. Nationwide, school threats jumped 158 percent between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, according to a published report by the National School Safety and Security Services. About three-quarters of these were bomb and shooting threats and more than 70 percent targeted high schools.
About Fairview Insurance Agency Associates
Fairview Insurance is an independent, full-service insurance agency based in Verona and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Working on behalf of individuals, companies and public entities, we provide customized insurance plans, employee benefits, risk management, and insurance consulting services. Our longevity and depth of experience have fostered a solid reputation for friendly, personal service that forms the core of our success.