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Active Shooter Symposium

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Springfield, MA Office, to host an information symposium regarding active shooter incidents. The symposium was held on the Deerfield Academy campus in March 2016. Speakers included: Connecticut State Police and Newtown Police discussing the incident at Sandy Hook in December 2012; Manchester CT Fire Chief discussing EMS/Fire response to the 2010 incident at Hartford Beer Distribution; and a behavior analysis overview from the FBI. Approximately 600 people, from first responders to private businesses, attended the symposium.