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.