MSA Security to Host Active Shooter Symposium for School Officials at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Feb 04, 2013, 11:12 ET from MSA Security

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

February 22, 2013 8:30 AM2:00 PM
Ballroom A
New Jersey Institute of Technology

MSA Security (MSA), an industry leader in high consequence threat protection and specialized training dedicated to helping schools enhance their security measures, is hosting a free symposium to help school officials better understand and address the active shooter threat impacting the nation's schools. The symposium will take place on February 22, 2013 in Ballroom A of the New Jersey Institute of Technology from 8:30 AM2:00 PM. School officials can earn professional development credits from most states by attending the MSA active shooter symposium on Feb. 22 at the NJIT.

Connecticut State Police Lieutenant and Stratford, Conn. Emergency Management Director Anthony J. Schirillo, whose personnel were among the first-responders to Sandy Hook Elementary School during the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., will speak about his personal experience managing these highly unpredictable events in a keynote speech. In addition to Lt. Schirillo's keynote address and security sessions led by MSA's active shooter threat experts, Dr. Michael Chumer, Emergency Management and Homeland Security subject matter expert, and renowned Security Consultant Patrick Fiel will also discuss trends in school safety raised by the increase in active shooter incidents across the U.S.

Join thought leaders in education to learn more about the following topics impacting school safety:

  • Insights on School Safety from Newtown, Conn. – Keynote Address by Lt. Anthony J. Schirillo
  • Assessing the Active Shooter Threat – Tips for Success
  • The MSA Golden 15 – A Viable Shooter Response Strategy
  • Planning for a Campus Emergency
  • Emergency Preparedness Procedures that Work
  • Average Police Response Times to Active Shooters
  • Overview of Active Shooter Incidents in the Last Five Years

All sessions will be moderated by MSA Security's Mary O'Rourke, a former teacher in the North Bergen School District. In addition to these educational sessions, MSA Systems Integration will demonstrate the latest versions of its access control, intrusion detection, and perimeter protection systems. For more information on MSASI, please visit

To register for this event, e-mail Jessica Hagstrom at

For more information on the active shooter symposium and event speakers, and for media inquiries related to the symposium, please contact Jessica Hagstrom at (212) 509-1336 x 232.

About MSA Security

Since 1987, MSA Security has served as an industry leader in high consequence threat protection and specialized training for corporate and government clients. The MSA team is comprised of security professionals with diverse backgrounds in law enforcement, elite military units, and the private sector working together to provide unparalleled consulting, training, explosive detection and perimeter security services. MSA combines hands-on expertise with information and technology to minimize our clients' vulnerabilities foreseeable threats. More information is available at