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School shooter training scheduled

on June 06, 2013 10:59 AM

Educators in Indiana County have been invited to attend a “School Shooter Training” session on Aug. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The training will cover topics of attack, defensive and countermeasure techniques; psychological management; agency response; media management; recovery; and prevention.

Over the past decade, Indiana County’s Community Emergency Committee has developed response plans for crisis events and its Health and Human Services Subcommittee has sponsored training on SPIN (Special Needs Information) registry; “Safety and Security” workshops for pastors and leaders of area churches; and an “Active Shooter” seminar for law enforcement agencies.

Because of recent national and local incidents, the subcommittee recognized that individuals working in schools, child care homes and centers, and early care and education classrooms may need training in reacting and responding to such events.

The subcommittee, comprised of representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana County school district superintendents, Citizens’ Ambulance, Indiana County Department of Human Services and Emergency Management Agency, Community Guidance Center, Indiana Regional Medical Center, ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 and SMRT (Special Medical Response Team), is coordinating a special session for teachers, faculty, child care providers, youth workers, administrators and students in the education field.

The presentation is free and lunch will be provided, but interested individuals must register at www.indianacountyhhss.org by July 26.

Continuing education credits and Act 48 hours will be available.

For more information about the workshop, contact Jessica Clark at jclark@indianarmc.org or by calling (724) 463-8200, ext. 13.

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