Joe Eaton is a program director for FASTER Saves Lives, a nonprofit based in Ohio that has given firearms training to thousands of teachers since 2012.
FASTER stands for Faculty & Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.
Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and nationally-recognized safety and medical experts, FASTER is a groundbreaking, nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training.
Funded by donations, classes are provided at NO COST to your school district!
The program offers a carefully-structured curriculum offering over 26 hours of hands-on training over a 3-day class that exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
The purpose is not to replace police and EMT, but to allow teachers, administrators, and other personnel on-site to stop school violence rapidly and render medical aid immediately.
Schools are “soft” targets for violence. And you know you need to take steps to respond to violent events and emergencies.
But what should you do? How will you do it? Who can help you with planning, training, and implementation?
The FASTER program is a complete, ready-to-go solution.
When violence strikes and students’ lives are on the line, every second matters. Faster response is better response.
FASTER saves lives!
Our guest today is Joe Eaton. Joe is a program director for FASTER Saves Lives, a nonprofit based in Ohio that has given firearms training to thousands of teachers since 2012.
1) What is FASTERSavesLives?
2) How are you connected to this organization?
3) This isn’t just training church and school staff for physical responses to violence – there is an emergency medical element that cannot be overstated. Talk to us about that.