The WVU Medicine Security and Safety departments, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshals Service, are offering a voluntary course in Active Shooter training.

The 90-minute sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

Employees are not required to participate in this training. It will be offered at various times and locations around campus. To learn more details or to register, visit NetLearning, scroll toward the bottom of the page and look under "Enroll in Class."

The main objective of the program is to provide employees with options to increase their chance of survival during an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency. It is designed to supplement lockdown and other procedures used frequently in workplaces as a strategy and is based around the acronym A.D.D., or Avoid, Deny or Defend.

Along with training, employees will learn about the role and expectations of first responders arriving on scene during such an event and the role and expectations of law enforcement.

The sessions will be offered as long as there is a demand, and dates will be offered for new hires and for those who want to take a refresher course. A record of all those who have attended will be added to staff records.

For questions about the course, please contact the Security and Safety departments at 304-598-4444 or 304-598-8099. Or email security trainer supervisor John Matlick at matlickJ@wvumedicine.org.