Surviving an Active Shooter Incident — Run, Hide, Fight!

Tuesday, December 10

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Keep it Safe

Dr. Mike Kiefer
Professional Speaker, Powermind Training Inc.

Do you know what to do if you hear shots fired at work, in a store, at a restaurant, etc? Most people do not, because they avoid this topic and have no basic training. This non-firearm, non-political training is designed for the average person to increase their chances of survival in an active shooter incident. It includes basic awareness ideas along with an in-depth discussion of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Run, Hide, Fight methodology.

This training involves simple tactics the average person can perform in an emergency situation such as: how to barricade a room to shelter in place, where to locate yourself in a room/restaurant, open area, legal aspects and effectiveness of pepper spray and tasers, pre-planning escape routes at work, workplace signage, video reenactments, etc. This is civilian citizen training, not for military or law enforcement.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand Run, Hide, Fight Methodology.
  2. Learn how to shelter in place.
  3. Learn about basic self-defense tools like pepper spray and tasers and fire extinguishers.

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central