• Tulsa church hosts active shooter training

    By: Mariah Ellis

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • Calvary Chapel Tulsa held an active shooter training Saturday afternoon.
    • Run Fight Survive is a program that allows businesses, groups and organizations to learn how to react in an active shooter situation.
    • The simulation experience is meant to help people recognize fear and not freeze up.

    Calvary Chapel Tulsa held an active shooter training Saturday afternoon.

    The session is part of the Run Fight Survive program, which allows businesses, groups and organizations to request the training.

    The owner, Timothy Francher, says participants learn what an active shooter situation would feel like. Although it’s not real, learning skills such as barricading, being aware of predatory behaviors and fighting back can help someone be more prepared in a real scenario. 

    The simulation experience is meant to help people recognize fear and not freeze up.

    Francher says last year was the most violent year for churches, and after recent incidents like the Sutherland Springs shooting in Texas, it’s becoming more of a reality for church groups to be one step ahead. 

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