|Free Community Training for Active Assailant Events|
|By EMS Captain Matthew Burgan|
|October 30, 2018|
The Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Service Association in conjunction with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is offering a course designed to teach the public what they can do to help save their own life during a high threat incident, such as an active shooter situation. This course will be offered three different times throughout the county:
- Sunday : November 4, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department (12:00 PM to 4:00 PM) - Deadline to Sign Up October 22, 2018
If you are interested in taking the course please complete the attached training request for and e-mail or fax it to Curtis Wiggins.
Description: This course is designed to teach participants how to assess the situation during a high-threat incident, such as an Active Shooter or other Active Violence event, in order to make decisions about finding a safe location during the attack, provide life-saving interventions to victims of the attack, and provide information to and follow the directions of local authorities following the incident. By the end of this course, First Care Providers will be empowered to do what they can to help save their own and other's lives during a high-threat incident until medical and law enforcement responders arrive on the scene.
Target Audience: All non-public safety members of the community such as CERT, school teachers, students, public works officials, office workers, venue workers, etc.