Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Run-Hide-Fight: Active Shooter Attack Prevention and Preparedness
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Emergency Preparedness
Event Description

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities.  

The FBI provides operational, behaviorally-based threat assessment and threat management services to help detect and prevent acts of targeted violence, helping academic, mental health, business, community, law enforcement, and government entities recognize and disrupt potential active shooters who may be on a trajectory toward violence. The Bureau also continues its research to identify indicators that could signal potential violent intent.  

This training will demonstrate the three tactics you can use to keep yourself and others safe during an active shooter attack—run, hide, and fight. Learning these principles now will prepare and empower you to put them into practice—and survive—should the unthinkable occur. 


John Breen has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the past 17 years and is currently assigned to the Cleveland Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  SA Breen's assignments include International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime investigations.  As a JTTF coordinator, he provides counterterrorism and active shooter response training to a variety of audiences including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, the military, and members of federal, state, and local law enforcement.  In addition to domestic audiences, he has also delivered global training programs to executives and leaders of foreign countries and their government agencies. 

SA Breen is also an assault team leader on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and is an instructor for the Firearms, Tactics, Active Shooter, and Defensive Tactics programs.  Prior to becoming an FBI Agent, SA Breen served in the United States Army from 2000-2006.

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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Who should attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about run-hide-fight active shooter training

Competency:  Emergency Preparedness

Non-Member Cost:      $80
NEO-RLS Bronze Member Cost:  $60
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   $40
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $40

$5 surcharge for facilities and amenities.

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