Madison Employees Receive Workplace Shooter Training
State employees in Madison are now even better trained than they already have been to handle an active shooter situation. This comes after 14 people were killed in the December 2 shooting in San Bernardino California.
On Friday, 30 employees from the Disability Determination Bureau learned how to plan and react in case a gunman ever attacks.
This isn't the first time they've done the training; in fact, Capitol Police say they've practiced for this exact situation more than 100 times with 33,000 people over the last two years, "what if this happens? What will I do? Can I get out that window? Is there a way out? Give me all the options. Can I hide under my desk? Can I hide in that closet/ Because if you don't think of these things and you hide in the closet and you've never walked through that and you go in the closet and it's 100 degrees because that's where the computers equipment is stored, you can’t stay hidden in that closet a long time," said Capitol Police Chief Dave Erwin.
Capitol Police use guidelines set by the FBI and Homeland Security called "run, hide, fight", which basically means only confront a shooter if there is no other choice.