Local security expert shows how to survive an active shooter


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – There are steps you can take to make it out alive if you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

In the wake of the public place shootings in Dallas and Nashville, 7 News spoke with Chad Ayers with Proactive Response Group, a team of experts in law enforcement who specialize in SWAT situations. 

Ayers said employers have trained employees on work place procedures like fire escape and sexual harassment for years, and are now adding active shooting training to their policies.

He said employees many times are the first line of defense before law enforcement can arrive to a scene.

“It’s the employees, the secretaries, that need to have advanced training in active shooter events so they can be able to react if this happens and not be a victim.”

Ayers also recommends when arriving for work to take a moment to look around and be aware of your surroundings before you walk into the office. 

He says spotting warning signs early increases chances of survival.  

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