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On Tuesday, Antelope Memorial Hospital sponsored the S.A.V.E. Yourself® program, a training to teach people how to increase their chances of survival in the event of a mass shooting.
AMH hosted a program for its employees earlier in the day and then sponsored a free program later that night at the Neligh Fire Hall with the help of a grant from Elkhorn Rural Public Power District.
Most mass shooting incidents are over in three to six minutes. That’s why it’s important to learn “what to do” before help arrives.
Chad Sheehan, a 23-year law enforcement veteran, presented the program. He has taught more than 100,000 people from more than 24 states since January 2014.
There are steps an unarmed person can do to increase their chance of survival during an act of violence. The S.A.V.E. Yourself® program focused on training civilians how to survive when seconds count and help is minutes away.
The program incorporated the most current training philosophies and best practices shared by organizations including: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, International Association of Chiefs of Police, American College of Surgeons, O.S.H.A. and S.H.R.M. It focused on prevention, recognition and a proactive response.