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Safety experts gather in Norwalk for tips on mass shooting survival

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Safety experts want to make sure you know what to do in a mass shooting situation such as Las Vegas.

A group of them came together in Norwalk Tuesday to share important tips.

According to experts, the shooting in Las Vegas is just another reminder that the need to plan for a situation like that is more crucial than ever.

Experts say knowing how to protect yourself needs to be common knowledge.

Security experts addressed HR specialists and office managers at the Norwalk Inn.

Officials say an active shooter situation can happen anywhere, even at work, so takeaways from the symposium will be passed along to the group's employers.

The event covered a wide variety of topics, from threat management to emergency response.

Experts stressed several ways to protect yourself, saying it is possible to survive an active shooter situation.

If you're in a room, barricade it. Slow the person down and make it difficult to get to you.

Some of the people are trying to get the largest amount of casualties in the shortest amount of time.

So if you make it difficult to get to you, he just might pass the room by.

According to organizers, they have been working on the program for several months, but the shooting in Las Vegas just stresses how relevant the training is.

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