Chelsea IrizarryFeb 27, 2018, 11:37 pmFeb 28, 2018, 3:12 pm

Oyster Bay officials create free active shooter seminars for residents

Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino says the best way to protect residents is by keeping the public informed


OYSTER BAY — Long Island towns and organizations are being proactive when it comes to educating the public on what to do during an active shooter situation.

Coming soon to Oyster Bay are active shooter seminars designed to teach residents how to respond to any violent incident.

“We are working hand-and-hand with the experts in the Nassau County Police Department who have the specialization in this field. It's sad residents need this training, but we are responsible for the safety of our residents and our children,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said.

He says two free 90-minute situational awareness lectures will be held in March for residents.

“By attending one of these lectures, people can learn and acquire the knowledge to be more aware, to know what to look for, and to know what to do if a shooting situation occurs,” Saladino said.

The curriculum will include discussions on pre-operational surveillance, acquisition of bomb-making materials, and active shooter survival strategies.

Lectures will take place on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay and on March 22nd at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa.

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