Valley businesses learn ways to respond to high-risk, active shooter situations

An active assailant causing a mass casualty crisis is something that can happen anytime, anywhere.

June is national safety month, so local businesses are learning ways to effectively respond to those types of situations.

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Thursday to give businesses a chance to hear tips on how to create a culture of security and what to do in a high-risk situation.

“Unfortunately, in our country, we’ve seen active shooters play a role in providing tragedy in communities,” said Thomas McClain, the director of operations for Help of Southern Nevada.

Cristen Drummond: “If there was an active shooter you wouldn’t know what to do?”
Richard Espinoza, resident life coordinator for the Art Institute of Las Vegas: “No, no we have had like certain training that’s through HR.”

On Thursday, some people in the community took time to listen to better ways to make their businesses and organizations safe.

“We have any time on campus anywhere; from 200 to 250 on campus,” McClain said. “We want to take care of our staff. We want to take care of our clients.”

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