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Active shooter profiling, coordinated response seminar in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A statewide active shooter profiling and coordinated response seminar will be held Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.
The seminar, hosted by Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, is focused on prevention and resolution of school shootings. The seminar will be led by a team of experts, including Dale Yeager of SERAPH, a specialized consulting and training firm. Yeager and his team are school safety advisers for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice. The SERAPH team was asked by the White House to provide and develop a national school safety study after the Columbine High School shooting.
The seminar will cover education management systems to prevent shootings and emergency response training in the event of a shooting. According to Yeager in a press release, “much of the training that has been given to school leaders has been inadequate. It does not deal with the underlying issues that create the shooter and predictive behaviors that could alert officials. This training will do just that: prediction and prevention.”
In addition, there will be a separate program, Emergency Psychological Response Training, focused on providing training for leaders to operate more effectively in a crisis.
“In this day and age, it is critical for our school and community leaders to be trained how to effectively handle an active shooter situation and prepare for a potential crisis,” Zach Edelman, Fairview’s director of risk management, said in the release. “Trainings such as these provide an inside look into the best practices of the nation’s top safety and security advisers.”
There is no cost for this seminar for school, fire rescue, police or government officials; those interested must pre-register at http://tinyurl.com/gp5kr8o.