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Visiting Nurse Association of KC trains employees for armed intruder scenario

Posted: 6:14 PM, Aug 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-04 21:07:06-04

Workplace shootings continue to happen in the United States. That's why more and more companies are taking action to train their employees so they can protect themselves from an armed intruder.

Employees with the Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City spent Thursday learning how to distract an intruder.

"We help save lives when seconds count," said Rusty Russell, vice president of  Safe Defend .

A day of training that's helping prepare people for the worst case scenario. Employees also learned about the Safe Defend box that will alert police and employees of an intruder situation by the swipe of a finger.

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Alyson Bruner can be reached at  alyson.bruner@kshb.com.

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