Local Companies Learn to Run, Hide, or Fight

Feb 6, 2018

Scott County officials want businesses to be prepared for a mass shooting. Next week, the county's Emergency Management Agency will host an active shooter workshop at Augustana College.

Coordinator Dave Donovan says the Department of Homeland Security will lead the all-day training, which is for private companies and nonprofits in Iowa.

"It's an opportunity for participants to learn more and it's  really based on organizational preparedness, organizational response, and recovery from an active shooter type of situation or active assailment type of situation."

This is the first time Homeland Security has held a training for an active shooter scenario in the Quad Cities. There are about 120 people signed up to attend. It has already been presented in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. 

Tuesday's workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Augustana College in Rock Island. Registration is still open.