FASTER Saves Lives at OSBA conference

by Jim Irvine

FASTER Saves Lives will have our booth at the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) trade show next week in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Staggs, Superintendent of Newcomerstown schools will be presenting on Sunday afternoon.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
Where: Columbus Convention Center, room A210-212
Subject: Myths about having your staff armed

Staggs is one of the most experienced superintendents in the state on this issue. His regular consolations with our nation's top experts on active killers, school staff and boards of education give him a unique perspective and base of knowledge. His presentations have filled to capacity in years past, so come early to make sure you can get in the door.

With the latest news of another active killer at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, there is renewed interest in active killer events and how to stop them. Initial reports are the death toll is close that of the Columbine massacre, but these killings have become so routine that they are not even shocking anymore. There is no denying that active killings are a problem in our society. Everyone agrees there is a problem. The disagreement comes in finding solutions.

The booth is listed under “Buckeye Firearms Foundation” because the Foundation sponsors the FASTER Saves Lives program. We will be at booths 1123 and 1125 during show hours Monday and Tuesday.

This year we will have a wealth of experts on hand on hand to answer your questions. Most people don’t understand the basics of active killings. Those that want to solve a problem start by understanding the problem. Time is the most critical component in an active killing.

Come talk with experts on mindset, law-enforcement, shooting, medical, school policy and more.

Classes are already filling up for 2019. Grants are available, but like last year they will run out. Sign up early for the most savings. There are tax dollars available to all Ohio schools for safety, security to include mindset training and trauma treatment.

Schools have many important roles that far exceed the educational part of their job. In all the important work they do, safety is the all important job. Without safety, nothing else a school does matters.

The FASTER Saves Lives program is recognized nationally as being the best program for school safety. Has your school district implemented best practice for school safety? If not, make sure they stop by the FASTER Saves Lives booth and talk to the people who can show them how our program will work in their district.

Jim Irvine is the Buckeye Firearms Foundation President, BFA PAC Chairman and recipient of the NRA-ILA's 2011 "Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award," the CCRKBA's 2012 "Gun Rights Defender of the Year Award," and the SAF's 2015 "Defender of Freedom Award."