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FASTER ad running in Ohio School Board Association magazine

by Jim Irvine

8:40PM Thursday, February 26 2015

The Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) publishes a magazine for its members on a bi-monthly basis. Inside the back cover of the latest edition school administrators will find an ad for FASTER Saves Lives, sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Foundation.

OSBA Magazine AdThe idea for the ad came after attending the OSBA Capital Conference last November. It became apparent that most school officials have talked about school violence, but few are happy with their plans (or lack of them) to adequately deal with deadly threats in their schools.

We found school board members and superintendents eager to learn honest answers to tough questions. They were looking for factual information, but found conflicting and non-sensible answers from many of the people/entities from whom they sought knowledge. They were excited to talk to us in our booth, and we wanted a way to reach all those who we didn’t talk to during the conference.

2015 is looking to be the busiest year for all of us at FASTER Saves Lives since we started this program in late 2012.  We are currently filling summer FASTER Saves Lives classes with school staff in schools that have authorized, or have plans to authorize staff to carry. We have resources available to discuss and answer questions from school board members, staff and parent.  We are expanding the information available through our new website.  We are travelling to Pennsylvania, Colorado and other states to work with their legislature and schools.

In short we are doing everything we can to save lives in Ohio’s schools . . . are you . . . is your school?

Jim Irvine
President Buckeye Firearms Foundation

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