Scott Smith, with the Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association, will speak at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines. “It’s something people see on the news, they have questions, but they don’t necessarily want to bring it up and talk about it with co-workers. You know, it’s disturbing. It’s a difficult subject,” Smith says.
Law enforcement tactics have changed and they are now trained to confront active shooters, so Smith says people need to do all they can separate themselves from the shooter.
“You can buy yourself time if you can get out of the building, if you can barricade yourself in a secure room. You’re buying yourself time until law enforcement gets there,” Smith says. The seminar, scheduled for 9-11 a.m., is being presented by Des Moines insurance agency Holmes Murphy & Associates.
(Thanks to Mary Kahn, Iowa Public Radio)