N.H. State Employees Will Attend Active Shooter Situation Training

Dec 23, 2015

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Officials say 11,000 New Hampshire state employees will begin mandatory training on active shooter situations next month.

The Concord Monitor reports Gov. Maggie Hassan's office developed the course in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Safety following the San Bernardino, California, mass shooting that killed 14 people earlier this month.

The two-hour class will teach employees what to do if an active shooter ever entered a state building. It's based on a national model that also stresses the warning signs of suspicious activity.

Perry Plummer, head of the state's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says the training's message is "run if you can, hide if you can; if not, you've got to fight."

The training begins in January and will run for about three months.

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