Security pros hosting free active shooter training

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Jason Russell Courtesy Secure Education Consultants

A trio of area security experts will host a seminar on active shooter and critical incident preparedness next week.

Hosted by BHS Insurance, the Active Shooter and Critical Incident Response Seminar will be held from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE in Grand Rapids.

The event will aim to educate attendees on how to assess, plan and prepare their businesses for violence-related emergencies

The following active shooter and critical incident response experts will be featured at the training:

Jason Russell, former U.S. Secret Service agent and the founder of Secure Education Consultants, a full-service security consulting company that specializes in preparing organizations of all sizes for the unexpected. Russell will educate attendees on how to recognize and understand warning signs that can put organizations at risk of a critical incident.

Sergeant Joy Matthews, community relations liaison for the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. Matthews will provide insight on the county’s involvement both pre- and post-incident.

Paul Marshall, managing director of McGowan Program Administrators, a managing general underwriter and program manager that designs, administers and markets highly specialized programs of insurance. Marshall will educate attendees on how insurance can support and finance an effective crisis response.

“Active shooter and other critical incidents can happen in an instant, so it’s crucial that every organization — large and small — is prepared and ready to respond,” Russell said. “By having a diverse panel of security experts, we hope to give local businesses the proper tools needed to plan and prepare for any emergencies that may arise.”

There will be a Q&A session and cocktail reception after the presentations and panel discussions.

The seminar is free, but registration is required by Feb. 18 due to limited seating.

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