Wicomico Co. law enforcement set to lead active shooter training on Dec. 13

Local law enforcement announced an active shooter training program following the increase in active shooter incidents throughout the nation. The training program is set for December 13, in Salisbury.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says on December 13, they will conduct an active shooter training program at Allen Memorial Baptist Church at 6:00 PM, in Salisbury. Authorities say the training program is designed for civilians, especially local businesses and places of worship throughout the Eastern Shore. The law enforcement agency reports that the training program is scheduled in response to the increase in active shooter incidents throughout the country specifically the Massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas back in November.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office personnel fully trained and certified in the RAIDER solo engagement system, and the FEMA/DHS LASER active shooter program will apparently be conducting the training. 

Deputies say LASER is credited with producing the "Run, Hide, Fight" video for civilian responses to active shooters, and RAIDER solo engagement system provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics apparently include history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

Authorities say Pastors Bill Warren and Bruce Glisson of the Allen Memorial Baptist Church have agreed to host the training event at the church located at 1303 Snow Hill Road. The free event is expected to last for two hours.

For more information, call the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office at 410-548-4891.

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