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by Joe Eaton

8:36PM Tuesday, February 24 2015

Faster Saves Lives – Web site debuts

FASTER Saves Lives has grown so much it has become the main project of Buckeye Firearms Foundation. Measured by dollars spent, hours volunteered, impact, or passion, it is now the dominant factor for the Foundation.

Recognizing that the need and demand only continue to grow, and looking for better ways to serve schools, we have launched a new web site dedicated to school safety.

The site is intended to be a resource for schools that are serious about school security and child safety. From mindset, to legality of armed staff, to signing up for training, to purchase of medical kits to deal with trauma injuries, it is a one stop shop for school districts.

There was a time I was actually concerned that interest in the program might be diminishing and we had trained the majority of people who were serious about attaining the skills to needed to reliably stop an active killer. It seemed for a while that districts had either moved forward with authorizing staff to carry firearms, or had decided against it. I was grossly mistaken.

Interest in the program continues to be steady. The concerns associated with school violence and search for viable solutions has continued to smolder in the years since the Sandy Hook massacre. New districts continue to reach out to us, and new staff members are signing up for training. Those who decided against armed staff two years ago are reconsidering that stance. Schools who authorized staff to carry years ago have continued to improve their safety policies and procedures.

Going forward, we will be in need of corporate sponsors or grants to meet the demand for training and knowledge. Our schools and teachers cannot afford the world-class training FASTER Saves Lives provides. Our society cannot afford to let our children remain unprotected. There simply is no other alternative.

We will continue to update and grow the FASTERSavesLives web site to meet the needs and requests from schools who are serious about doing everything they can to ensure your children return home safely at the end of every school day.

Jim Irvine

President Buckeye Firearms Foundation

Buckeye Firearms Foundation (501c3) president Jim Irvine introduces the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) Program

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If you are a school employee, you can apply for FASTER training by completing our questionnaire.


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To support this program, please donate below. Buckeye Firearms Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.