Arguably among the saddest and most emotionally impactful acts of violence which occur domestically, has been shootings and active shooter incidents. Sadly they’ve become all to frequent in Chicago, the US and indeed even worldwide. And how individuals respond in the event of such an incident, can mean all the difference in surviving.
Just what do we do if someone starts shooting or waiving a weapon around? That question is rarely answered. While we’ve all seen the horror in news coverage and pictures and memorials over social media, what if such an incident occurs even closer to home? What steps can individuals take to even minimally increase the chance of survival?
Using materials from the Department of Homeland Security, our team has devised procedures for our staff and residents to consider and follow in the event of such a situation. To present these materials, we will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday May 20th at 11am, in the Party Room.
While we can’t guarantee or in any way warrant these procedures will prevent such an incident, or prevent injury and loss of life in the event the worst happens, even a small amount of preparation could make a big difference. We will review steps suggested by DHS if you find yourself caught up in a such a situation. We have digested these steps and will present them in the context of our community in and around Park Tower.
Because these types of incidents have become far too common, we urge all residents and owners to mark your calendar and join us for this very important discussion.