I was just made aware of this program which represents a "real world" approach to the subject of school violence.
Please take a look at this brief preview and then click on the link to learn more. I would also ask that you make educators, church leaders, etc. aware of this program. It's a program that allows good people to take positive action.
FASTER stands for Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response.
Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and nationally-recognized safety and medical experts, FASTER is a groundbreaking, nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training.
Funded by donations, classes are provided at NO COST to your school district!
The program offers a carefully-structured curriculum offering over 26 hours of hands-on training over a 3-day class that exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
The purpose is not to replace police and EMT, but to allow teachers, administrators, and other personnel on-site to stop school violence rapidly and render medical aid immediately.
When violence strikes and students’ lives are on the line, every second matters. Faster response is better response.
FASTER saves lives!
When Violence Strikes at School, You CAN Be Prepared!