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.

Saved by the Bell: Strategies to Prevent Extra-Curricular School Shootings

by Greg Elifritz

When Do School Shootings Occur?

by Greg Ellifritz

Last [month] we had another school shooting.  When I read that the West Liberty High School shooter chose to initiate his attack before classes officially began for the day, it got me thinking.  It seemed that a lot of recent school attacks have been happening not during the school day, but rather before or after school.  When I linked to the story about the shooting on my Facebook page, I casually commented that I was noticing a lot of shootings before school actually began.

773 Teachers and Staff Members Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence.

In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program, which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members.

Now after four years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained 773 school teachers and staff members from 194 districts in 8 states. This includes teachers and staff in 74 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Editor's Note: The following article was submitted to WalletHub.com in response to their request for comments for an article they published entitled Should Teachers Be Armed? Experts Pick Sides. The article also features comments from Dr. John R. Lott and Ohio's own Ron Borsch, among others.

by Jim Irvine

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