California-based security firm HALO Corp. will reportedly train military personnel and law enforcement officials for the possibility of a viral outbreak, according to The Huffington Post. Should something along the lines of Resident Evil: Retribution turn the United States into an enormous zombie-littered playground, the government and local police will be prepared for the ensuing chaos. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that zombies don’t exist, the threat of a deadly viral outbreak is very real.
The Military Times is reporting that the firm will train approximately 1,000 military personnel, police officials, medical experts, and federal workers for what to do should a zombie apocalypse consume the nation. Although HALO Corp. insists that the living dead are nothing more than the work of fiction, they apparently operate under the philosophy that it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Brad Barker, the CEO of the aforementioned security film, will incorporate zombie training into the company’s program next month. HALO will debut the ghoul-oriented scenario at the Counter-Terrorism Summit in San Diego. Although officials will probably never deal with the aftermath of an zombie outbreak will probably never, the skills HALO is teaching those in attendance can be also be used in real life situations.
According to The Huffington Post, visitors to the summit in California will be treated to a staged zombie apocalypse, which will force participants to contend with crazy, blood-thirsty members of the living dead.
Although it’s cool that the professionals are being trained for a potential zombie apocalypse, what about the rest of us? Thankfully, there are events like the Ultimate Zombie Warrior, a 5k run that pits normal people against legions of zombies bent on biting into your brains. Based out of Indiana, this particular zombie adventure offers something a bit more strenuous than its competition.
“The Ultimate Zombie Warrior course is much more than a leisurely 5k run with easy obstacles and lethargic zombies. We have at least 15 obstacles that will test your endurance, strength, and stamina. These obstacles are inspired by military training manuals,” the event’s Facebook page proclaims.
Do you think military and law enforcement officers should be trained for a zombie apocalypse?