If you were in an active shooter situation, what would you do?

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO PROVIDE CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

Sheriff David P. Bartlett announces the presentation of Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course to be held at various locations throughout Columbia County. CRASE is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004. CRASE provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues and considerations for conducting drills.

This course is designed for civilians and Sheriff Bartlett is offering this in light of recent tragic shooting events that have been occurring throughout our country. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office instructors have been sent to Texas, Maryland, and Massachusetts and are trained to instruct civilians, law enforcement, and first responders in the appropriate response to active shooter events.

There will be three CRASE presentations offered this year from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at each location. The first will be held at Ichabod Crane School on Monday, October 30, 2017. The second will be held at Columbia-Greene Community College on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The third presentation will be held at Taconic Hills School in November; however, a date has not been determined yet.

Sheriff Bartlett says “This presentation is an effective way for people to learn to prepare for a critical event like an Active Shooter situation. The reality of today’s world is these events can occur at any time and any place. It is my hope that people take advantage of this program and learn ways to prepare for and survive an active shooter event. ”

In addition to the scheduled events you can also schedule a course to be held at your workplace or organization by contacting Inv. Anthony Brahm at 518-697-0113.

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