FASTER - Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response

Everyone agrees that safety training is important for our schools, but in an active killer situation, the emergency response must happen fast to save lives.

This is why Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched a program called FASTER to provide violence response training to teachers and administrators. FASTER stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.

Sandy Hook massacre – looking forward (Part II of II)

by Jim Irvine

Ohio leads the nation on school safety. We have the best law which states:

2923.122 Illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in school safety zone.

Sandy Hook massacre – looking back 5 years later (Part I of II)

by Jim Irvine

It has been five years since a coward murdered his mother and stole her gun. He then went to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and murdered six staff there, some of whom died heroically trying to protect the 20 young children he slaughtered before outside help could arrive and stop him.

To the Editor: Schools Safer with Trained Staff

The following letter to the Columbus Dispatch editor was published in response to a Dispatch "news" article entitled "Why does nothing ever change after mass shootings?"

Buckeye Firearms Foundation President Jim Irvine responds to CBS Evening News coverage of FASTER Saves Lives program

by Jim Irvine

CBS Evening News attended a level II FASTER Saves Lives class this summer. Their story aired September 19, 2017 and is available on the web here.

The report contains footage of training and interviews with school staff that participated. It also includes discussion with Abby Clements, a teacher from Newtown fighting to keep guns out of schools.

From the story:

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