Active shooter response classes being organized in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub has heightened security concerns across the country.

In Huntsville, one agency is ready to respond to these concerns.

The Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DIB ISAC) is one of two-dozen such centers, designed to help protect critical areas of U.S. infrastructure.

As part of that aim, DIB ISAC helps its members train for threats, such as workplace violence and active shooter incidents.

But while the membership is geared toward defense companies and contractors, Executive Director Steve Lines says DIB ISAC is glad to work with others in putting together safety plans.

DIB ISAC is currently working with the Alabama Fusion Center to organize an Active Shooter/Workplace Violence seminar.

According to officials, "the classes are designed to help you know what to do in the event you are confronted with an active shooter as well as how to spot someone who may present a threat to you or others in your workplace or in a public setting."

To learn more about the classes or submit an interest form, click here.

DIB ISAC is also open to meeting with organizations such as church or civic groups.

Steve Lines may be reached at (256) 929-8987 or at


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