Suffolk at 117 East Main Street in Riverhead is hosting a free Active Shooter Response Training Seminar for the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at
This seminar will provide participants with the knowledge, techniques and skills that will best equip them to survive an active shooter incident. At the end of this seminar, participants will be familiar with:
• Prevention and preparation techniques and procedures
• The need for and preparations to develop an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
• How to recognize indicators of an active shooter before an incident occurs
• Known behavior patterns of active shooters before and during an incident
• Use of situational awareness and correct procedures for immediate response
• Actions to take when confronted with an active shooter (Run – Hide – Fight)
• Effective response procedures and tactics to escape, evade and respond
• Tactical emergency response
• Establishment and use of safe rooms
• Properly responsive actions upon arrival of law enforcement personnel.
The program will be presented by Don Longo, licensed by the Department of State as a private investigator and retired from the Suffolk County Police Department after more than 30 years of service and experience in law enforcement and personal security.
Mr. Longo has trained and worked with FBI and United States Secret Service agents along with receiving numerous awards and citations while achieving the rank of Sergeant. Don is also a proud veteran of the US military, serving honorably in the US Army and US Air Force between 1968 and 1972.
Mr. Longo is considered the leading expert in his field in the New York area, specializing in active shooter response and planning, crime fighting tactics and techniques, threat assessment, international travel security and personal security consulting.
He presents seminars and workshops to professional security officers, police, businesses, religious institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public on effective and safe response tactics and techniques to use when confronted with a violent situation.
For more information, visit TheSuffolk.org.