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  • Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte

Active Shooter Training: 'Run, Hide, Fight' Tactic is considered outdated.

"Galilee is known as a place of hospitality. It is also a safe place for many people across our community. This training gave us practical ways to be as safe as we can while offering welcome to strangers and friends alike," said The Rev. Emily Parker, GMEC Executive Director.

In May, Galilee held active shooter training for the groups that are regularly on-site. Galilee would like to thank Officer Frisk with CMPD’s Community Service Unit and share just a few of the many key points from the training:

  • Focus on movement, distance, and taking action.

  • React immediately to the first signs/sounds of danger – every second counts.

  • Know your exits.

  • Remember – a moving target is harder to hit.

  • Call 911 when you are safe and/or away from the shooter.

  • In the event of an active shooter situation, your heart rate will likely increase. Avoid tunnel vision and the inability to think and move by taking deep breaths. Practice taking deep breaths for 5 minutes each day.

  • When the police arrive, remain calm and follow instructions.

If you are interested in this training, please complete the form at

To learn more, read the article below.

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