It was going to be another busy year for FASTER Saves Lives again this year even before FL event.
The first Level 2 class we put on the schedule was full in less then 24 hours. Opened a 2nd and it was also full within 8 days.
We had schedule 8 classes here in Ohio and 2 in Colorado and now barely 30 days later all Ohio classes are full. The instructors held room in their schedules so we are working with schools and others to try to get 2-3 more scheduled to meet the back log.
New requests for FASTER classes has been averaging 10 a day for the past 2 week and many schools have not even had a board meeting since 2/14.
First class has 9 teachers / school employees. First step to the other programs such as faster which require you to have your CHL before taking their program. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/cr ... InTSMvleJ/
A small class of school employees and teachers was the first to take conceal and carry classes on Monday offered by Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.
“There were nine of them,” Jones said. The men and women showed up for the eight-hour class with their own guns and ammunition.
“Today we had nine. Tomorrow there will be 14 and more, probably 50, on Saturday,” Jones said. Fire instructors in the sheriff’s office are conducting the classes. A total of about 300 will receive the training in the next two weeks. No deputies have been take off patrol to teach the courses, the sheriff said.
Jones has been on local and national media talking about the training, and plenty of media want a glimpse of the class, he said. But the sheriff turned everyone down.
“They don’t what to be photographed,” Jones said. “These are just teachers and other employees who want to protect our children.”