HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In response to the Navy Yard shooting that left at least 13 people, including one gunman, dead on Monday morning, Redstone Arsenal released a statement on their emergency preparedness.
In light of the unfolding active shooter incident at the Washington Navy Yard, Redstone Arsenal would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and the emergency responders in this terrible event.
Redstone leaders would also like to assure the workforce and the community that our emergency responders prepare for all types of scenarios throughout the year with classroom training and tactical exercises.
“We approach violence in the workplace holistically, using highly trained teams with diverse areas of expertise, with the objective of reducing the risk of violence in the workplace,” said Michael Sheehy, Director of Emergency Services at Redstone Arsenal.
Arsenal leaders routinely describe the safety and security of all of Team Redstone members as the top garrison priority.
“To prepare for potential incidents, we train with national and local experts, frequently exercise our first responders, and collaborate with various tenants on post to conduct onsite training and exercises,” said Sheehy. “While nobody could ever fully anticipate the dynamics of such a catastrophe, our partnerships are generating extremely valuable opportunities that clearly better prepare all of us in the event of a real world situation.”