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 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.
The first presentation will be tonight from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Ichabod Crane High School in the auditorium. This presentation is free and open to the public. No advanced reservation is necessary.
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.