KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Nov 28, 2017) --- FirstService Residential, the leading property management company in Kansas City, is hosting an active shooter response training session for homeowner association board members on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at CafĂ© Trio located at 4558 Main Street in Kansas City. Sergeant Steven Schramm of the Kansas City Police Department will headline the free event -- “Safety & Security in Associations: Active Shooter Response” -- to address preemptive and response procedures in the face of an active shooting incident.
According to the U.S. gun violence archive, more than 54,000 gun-related incidents have been recorded in 2017, accounting for 14,000 deaths. Committed to creating safer communities, FirstService Residential asked Sgt. Schramm, who will be joined by local attorney Rod Hoffman of Martin-Pringle to speak with community members about emergency preparedness and response plans, security and risk assessments, and immediate actions to take during a shooting.
“Gun violence is unpredictable and happens quickly. It’s crucial that a community respond instantaneously and in an organized manner, which may be difficult to do without preparation and training,” said Christine Lentz, president of FirstService Residential Missouri/Kansas. “Safety and security are paramount to happy and thriving communities. After the success of the active shooter training session for our associates, we wanted to share those best practices with HOA directors so that all members of a community can take measures to prepare and protect themselves and loves ones as best as possible.”
“Safety & Security in Associations: Active Shooter Response” is part of the FirstService Residential Board Training Series. The event is free and open to all board members in the greater Kansas City area. To register, visit the FirstService Residential website at www.fsresidential.com/missouri or call 816.414.5365. Registration will close on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Space is limited. 
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.
With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages.  FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com.
Nov 28, 2017