Riggs discusses active shooting preparation

December 02, 2015

Following the recent shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety Outreach, talked to WISH-TV about how authorities and the public can prepare for an active shooting situation. Drawing from his experience in law enforcement and as former Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis, Riggs said preparation starts with training. Police, fire, and local Emergency Medical Services should all be working together at the same time during a shooting incident.

Riggs also said the public should "be prepared, not paranoid," and suggests people have a plan–such as noting exits and having an escape route ready–while also not living in fear.

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