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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