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Episode 154: Stopping an Active Shooter – Interview with Andy Brown Part 1

Topic: Stopping an Active Shooter – Interview with Andy Brown Part 1

Part 1 of 2: This is a truly special episode today. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Brown, author of the book Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base. This book is a recounting of two tragic events that happened within days of each other at Fairchild AFB–a B-52 bomber crash and an active shooting that killed 5 and wounded many more. Andy was the man, then an Air Force Security Police airman (now known as Security Forces), who stopped the individual responsible for the heinous attack at the base hospital. It is not often you get to hear first hand from a man with his kind of experience and knowledge, so tune in, take some notes, and determine what you need to do to better prepare for your worst-case scenario. Press ‘PLAY' above to listen now!

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Resources and Links

  • Andy Brown's website about the incident – www.fairchildhospitalshooting.com
  • Buy his book, Warnings Unheeded – at Amazon
  • Lieutenant Dan Marcou's 5 Phases of a Mass Public Murderer – read this, it is a good read!
    • 1 – Fantasy Phase
    • 2 – Planning Phase
    • 3 – Preparation Phase
    • 4 – Approach Phase
    • 5 – Implementation Phase
  • Dr. Gregory K. Moffatt's Traits of a Potentially Violent Person from Blind-Sided: Homicide Where It Is Least Expected
    • History of aggressive behavior
    • Subjective fear of person by others
    • Threatening behaviors/statements of intent to do harm
    • Specific victim
    • Social isolation
    • Antisocial behavior
    • Absence of support system
    • Lack of or weak social skills
    • Clear feeling of being wronged by target
    • Severe situational stress
    • Job instability
    • Substance abuse
    • Poor self-image
    • Suicide attempts/ideation
    • Fantasies of violence
    • Presence of aggressive models
    • Divorce/marital instability
    • Loss of job
    • Poverty
    • Available weapon
    • Male gender
    • Age 23-45

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