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In light of recent incidents around the world, UCF Emergency and Management and the UCF Police Department are teaming up to begin December with active shooter response training.

Shots Fired is a two-part class aiming to teach students, faculty and staff how to think and respond quickly in a state of an emergency. Attendees will be able to learn about the UCF Alert emergency notification system and the "Run. Hide. Fight." method of reacting to an active shooter.

"The focus of the training is on knowing how to think and respond during a crisis scenario regardless of your location," Training and Exercises Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management Ari Schein said in a release.

Five classes will be offered from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2:

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in room 106 of Classroom II
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in room 106 of Classroom II
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in room 207 of Classroom II
  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2 in room 201 of Classroom II
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. in room 201 of Classroom II

More than 4,100 students, faculty and staff have already completed the Shots Fired training, according to the release.

For those interested but not able to attend, the free class is also offered on the Shots Fired Web page.

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Marina Guerges is the Editor-in-Chief at the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @marinaguerges or email her at MarinaG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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