Active Shooter Training Opportunity

Active Shooter Training Opportunity

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO has arranged for two ‘RUN-HIDE-FIGHT’ sessions that will be taught by area expert Sgt. Eric Schroeder. His 3-hour sessions are extremely informative, entertaining and highly rated by those who have attended. Chris Houghton and Larry Peterson participated in a session last year and found it extremely helpful.

There will be two sessions at the Springfield Art Museum on Tuesday, April 23. The museum auditorium can seat almost 400 - there's plenty of room to bring all of your employees!

Details on the sessions:

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Session 1: 9 am to 12 noon
  • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm

Place: Springfield Art Museum

Fee: NONE. There is no admission fee. Cost is being covered by CFO and other area nonprofits

Parking: Ample parking is available at the museum, Phelps Grove Park and on the street.

To RSVP with your number of attendees, or if you have questions, please contact chrishoughton@habitatspringfieldmo.org.

Again, this is a highly rated and valuable training program and we encourage you to take advantage of this cost-saving opportunity.

Thanks to CFO, the Springfield Art Museum and other area organizations for their financial support, to Sgt. Schroeder for making these two sessions possible and to Chris Houghton at Habitat for pulling this program together!

Per Sgt. Schroeder: “I've designed the program with a true flow. The key is (1) to understand how we would respond now if something happened and why. (2) What methods are statistically and rationally better options. (3) Reinforcing those methods with examples from past incidents. (4) Understanding human response to stress and how to overcome "freezing" in a crisis. (5) Tips and ideas to keep this information fresh beyond the classroom training."

We hope to see many of you at this engaging session!

Bio of Sgt. Eric Schroeder

Eric Schroeder has been a police officer for 19 years and is currently a Sargent with the Springfield, MO Police Department. He has a B.S. in Administration of Justice and Psychology from College of the Ozarks. He also has an M.S. in Criminal Justice and Terrorism Studies from Drury University.

A certified A.L.i.C.E (Alert, Lockdown, inform, Counter, Evacuate: Response Options) instructor, he is also a certified CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events): ALERRT) and has received a certification as a general instructor from the Dept. of Homeland Security/Center for Disaster Preparedness/FEMA from Aniston, AL. He is also a certified POST instructor for MO. and a certified Stop the Bleed instructor (White House initiative).

Sgt. Schroeder has presented this material in training formats for numerous companies (references available upon request) and at numerous conferences including (but not limited to): State certified daycare workers, Manufacturing conferences, School Superintendents and School Resource Officers, Churches, Insurance agents, and Police conferences.

Sample outline for the 3 hour presentation:

  • Introduction
  • Current trends
  • FBI Statistics from research material
  • Threats at work (from Dept. of Labor)
  • The "locate/kill" time (stay alive for 5 minutes to survive incident)
  • Cultural shifts in how/why we respond to incidents.
  • A generation taught to hide in the corner?
  • In depth look at iconic photos from major shootings
  • Case study: Virginia Tech Shooting (what worked/what didn't)
  • Run strategies
  • Examples of incidents where people ran/evacuated and survived
  • Hide (barricade)
  • Examples of incidents where people hide or barricaded and survived.
  • Fight Strategies
  • Examples of incidents where people fought (as a last resort) and survived.
  • Intro into how mental processing (OODA LOOP, etc.) can be utilized as a tool.
  • Understanding why we freeze when faced with violent incidents/surprises.
  • Prevention strategies (see something-say something)
  • Why we practice with drills
  • Mentally rehearsing- "What if?"
  • Disaster Psychology- why people respond the way they do.
  • Stop the Bleed
  • What to expect right after the incident.
  • Mental Toughness
  • Questions

This post brought to you by Habitat for Humanity, Springfield, MO.
2420 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 - 417-829-4001 (107) Larry Peterson@habitatspringfieldmo.org