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B.E.C.O.N. encourages support of the Jacob's Kit Initiative

As an Active Shooter Instructor for the state of WV, I have to research every Active Shooter incident that arises, and sadly, I see them more and more often. Each incident increases my drive and dedication to the B.E.C.O.N. Active Shooter training by advocating for the victims and preparing our communities to be more proactive and better prepared.

I want to take them past the fruitless push button computer courses or seminars. Don’t get me wrong, its a good start…….but that is all it is……a start. You will not know if your capable or have the confidence to do what needs to be done if you don't practice real-world activities.

We need hands-on training with reality-based scenarios. Videos and seminars are not going to give us the confidence we need to do what is right in a stressful situation. When our lives depend on it, hands-on training is irreplaceable.

As I read the story of Jacob Hall, and the senseless act that surrounded his death, I felt compelled to get involved in the Jacob's Kit initiative and present this program to West Virginia communities.

This program fits in with the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop the Bleed Campaign. Help keep his spirit alive by showing your support and advocating that getting one of these kits in every classroom across the state not only better prepares us for emergencies, but also strengthens our communities resiliency.