Weeks after a cook at the Long Beach Marriott was arrested on suspicion of threatening a mass shooting, the Long Beach Hospitality Alliance is holding an active shooter training for their members.

Although different hotel chains may hold their own training, this is the first time the alliance, which represents about 19 hotels in the city, has organized one, according to executive director Heather Rozman.

“This is kind of an in-general response to some of the events that have taken place in Long Beach,” Rozman said. “Hotels are responsible for the safety and employees and we’re continuously updating our safety practices.”

The training on Oct. 17 will be taught by Compass360HS, a company specializing in safety training for the hospitality industry, according to the alliance. Hotel staff, from management to housekeepers to security representatives will participate in the training, Rozman said.

The event is open to members of the Long Beach Hospitality Alliance.  It is hoping to conduct training like this periodically, according to Rozman.

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