Oldsmar to host free active shooter presentation at Nielsen on Thursday, Dec. 14

Nielsen Media Research is located at 501 Brooker Creek Blvd. in Oldsmar.

The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting an active shooter presentation featuring Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department officials, on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Nielsen Media, located at 501 Brooker Creek Blvd. in Oldsmar.

The two-hour session is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

According to UTBCC officials, the Active Shooter-Options for a Citizens will feature a 45-60-minute Power Point training video that will address, in detail, the options that citizens have if they ever encounter an active shooter situation.

“The presentation focuses on the options of run, hide and/or fight during an active shooter event” the organization said in a press release for the event.

“The presentation will also include administrative considerations when creating an active shooter policy (Emergency Action Plan) at a workplace.”

While the presentation is geared towards the workplace, Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis said he believes today the training could apply to anyone.

“Unfortunately, the active shooter problem is a part of our everyday lives now,” Bevis told Oldsmar Connect.

“These presentations were originally geared for the corporate world, but as we’ve seen in Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and other mass shootings, these incidents aren’t limited to the workplace anymore.”

With that in mind, UTBCC  president and CEO Jerry Peruzzi said Thursday’s presentation “is open to anyone and it is free.”

To register for the Active Shooter-Options for a Citizens Response presentation at Nielsen Media headquarters on Thursday, Dec. 14, visit this section  of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce website, or email Mark Howe at mhowe@utbchamber.com.

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