Community Invited to Active Shooter Safety Seminar

Posted at 7:45 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 02:50:06-05

LEON CO., Fla. (WTXL) -- What would you do if someone started shooting?

That's the question the Leon County Sheriff's Office wants you to try and answer. 

In an active shooter situation, you only have minutes to respond and try to get yourself to safety. But being aware and prepared can keep you safe. 

That's why local law enforcement is hosting an Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Symposium. It's open to all business owners, managers, employees and the general public. 

Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood says the deadly attacks in San Bernardino, California and Charleston, South Carolina, made him want to do something to keep our community safe.

"When there's workplace violence, we're going to get called, but we're not going to get on scene before the potential for violence occurs," said Sheriff Wood.  "So to arm the citizens with some to-do's, ans perhaps some not to-do's, will be beneficial to them until the arrival of law enforcement.>

The Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Symposium is Tuesday, January 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. It's at the TCC Auditorium (444 Appleyard Drive).

It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information, contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 606-3300.