Citizen Active Shooter Survival classes


Special to The Times



To help Henry County citizens learn how to successfully survive an active shooter situation Sheriff Keith McBrayer is presenting a free two-day course that will help prepare individuals for what was once unthinkable. This course is being presented as a public service of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

The first course will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. and will last for eight hours. Topics will include: State and Federal firearms law, What are Active Shooters, Terrorism and Sheltering In Place, deciding to run, hide, or fight and carrying a concealed weapon. Those attending will participate in situational firearms simulator scenarios.

The second course is optional, will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 8 a.m. and will last for four hours. Attendants must have completed the first course and must be age 21 or older. Topics will include shooting tactics, situational shooting, live fire on the Henry County Law Enforcement Firing Range.

The course goals are to teach personal safety and skills necessary to survive, preventing or dealing with violent situations, how to safely evacuate, how to fight back, and what to do if you have a concealed weapon, being prepared and safety tips.

Examples of people who should attend include supervisors, managers, business owners, teachers, parents, school administrators and staff, college students, and anyone who works or shops in public places

Class size is limited. To enroll, call Sharon Mitchell at 770-288-7127, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.