Active shooter preparedness - what can you do?

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The shootings in an Orlando nightclub this past weekend has left many wondering what can they do in an active shooter situation.

"First of all the reaction was shock. As we go through the years it seems like more of these are gonna happen," says Rodney Andreasen, the director of Jackson County Emergency Management. He has experience teaching anti-terrorism and professional military education. He also holds seminars on how to react in an active shooter situation.

"When you walk into a building, even though you come in that front exit don't count on that one single exit. You start looking around other exits," says Andreasen. "Walk them, walk to where you're gonna go."

Andreasen says the three P's are the key to survival: preparedness, preparation, and practicing. Many of his training sessions are for workplace situations. Looking around for different exits and finding objects that could be used as weapons are ideas that will give you options in an active shooter situation.

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County wishes happy retirement to long time employee "Uncle" Lonnie Holden

Lonnie Holden retired today (June 1st) from the County Road depart as a Equipment Operator IV. Mr. Holden began his employment with the county in 1989. Lonnie had a Great work ethic, dedication to the job, and a positive attitude. He was an inspiration to all that worked with him.

Chipola Civic Association 2016 Responders of the Year

Click Here for Press Release from Jackson County Fire Rescue

From Left to right: Capt. Thomas Grice, Jackson County Fire Rescue (Retired); Capt. Josh Williams, Jackson County Fire Rescue;

Capt Brent Caraway, Marianna Fire Rescue; Officer Keith Baber, Florida Fish and Wildlife; Trooper Jeffrey O'pry, Florida Highway Patrol;

Deputy Jessica Weathersbee, Jackson County Sheriff's Office (Accepted by Lt. Kevin Arnold)

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