Female Factor offers active shooter program

Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The announcement of this month’s Female Factor meeting came with a warning of sorts.
At the end of May’s Female Factor one of the organizers of the event told those in attendance that April’s meeting would tackle the subject of active shooters.
“Generally speaking, while the Female Factor programs are always very informative, we usually try to keep things on the light side,” said Dianna Lee. “I didn’t want someone to come to the meeting expecting something lighthearted.”
If a month has a particular theme, organizers try to stay in line with it. Lee said organizers saw it as their duty as community servants to cover subjects that are both current and relevant to women. Because April is Victims Advocacy Month, she recommended an active shooter program she saw at work.
“Greg Wright with the Troy Police Department has a wonderful presentation that he does,” she said. “And Troy Bank and Trust incorporated it with yearly mandatory security training.”
The program will include a personal account of a home invasion from special guests Kimberly and Jonathan Sellers and a video produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The video provides tips on surviving an armed attack in the workplace.
“No one likes to think of themselves as ever being a victim of a crime, but the reality is that any of us could be,” Lee said.
So far, the warning has been met with support.
Based on the steady stream of reservations they have received, Lee said she expects a big crowd at the April 9 event.
Anyone interested in attending the noon luncheon at The Studio in Downtown Troy can RSVP by calling 670-5487 or emailing femalefactor@troymedicalcenter.com.

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