ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - The Firearm Safety Institute based in Arlington Heights, IL - a suburb northwest of Chicago - is offering free gun safety training for teachers, administrators and school staff on May 19th, 2018.
"In the wake of the most recent tragedy, we once again see a public that is concerned, angered, scared, and looking for answers," organizer Gary Daugherty said in a statement released Friday.
"As professional firearms safety and defensive instructors, we take it upon ourselves each day to bring safety, defense, tactical, medical, and awareness curriculum to our fellow citizens," the group said. "We do this because we ultimately want a safer more prepared citizenry. We do this to empower our fellow citizens and prepare them to face and defeat evil if ever they have to confront it. We do it to 'Protect What We Love.'"
Pre-registration is required and class size is limited for the “School Security, Firearm and Trauma First Aid Fundamentals” course. Registration is available at: https://goo.gl/C67KrM