Tuesday, September 27, 2022

There’s going to be an active shooter and ‘Stop the Bleed’ training, and the public is welcome to participate

James City County’s Police and Fire departments are hosting two new training sessions for the community:

  • CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. CRASE was designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004.
  • Stop the Bleed provides strategies, guidance and practical skills to handle a trauma related bleeding situation from an active shooter or everyday life. Stop the Bleed was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012.

The two courses are designed to bridge the gap and empower citizens to make a difference, according to a news release from James City County.

Both courses will be offered back-to-back on Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the James City County Fire Administration Building, 5077 John Tyler Highway. The courses can be taken together or separately and each will last approximately two hours with a break in between. There is no charge for attendance and the courses are available to anyone age 16 or older.

For more information, contact Assistant Fire Marshal Michelle Toutaint at 757-565-7607. Visit this website to register.

Each course can be modified for a business or organization to meet their needs as well and can be delivered anywhere and delivered upon request. For information, call 757-565-7607.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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