Twenty Years After Columbine
On April 20, 1999, just after 11 a.m., two teen-agers stationed themselves at the top of a staircase outside Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado, and opened fire on their classmates. Over the next forty-nine minutes, the pair, armed with shotguns and semi-automatic weapons, strode through the school, shooting and tossing pipe bombs, before killing themselves in the library. By the time swat teams completed their sweep of the school, five hours later, twelve more students and a teacher were dead.
Twenty years later, the Columbine shooting remains a watershed moment in the American consciousness. Read full article on NewYorker.com
UNPREPARED AND OVERWHELMED
Two decades after Columbine and five years after Sandy Hook, educators and police still weren’t ready for Parkland. Read more...
Life After a Mass Shooting: A School Survivor Speaks
INTRODUCTION TO IMMEDIATE RESPONDER TRAINING FOR TEACHERS
School personnel will be provided with a basic overview of compression-only CPR, automated external defibrillators (AED), active violence deployments by law enforcement and fire / EMS personnel, the Hartford Consensus, and first-aid equipment and techniques that may be utilized to treat common injuries seen because of an active violence incident. Attendees will be introduced to CPR methodology, AED operations, rapid patient assessments, application of tourniquets, chest seals, and pressure dressings, and placing a patient in the recovery position. (One Hour Didactic Instruction)
School personnel will then be provided the opportunity to practice compression-only CPR, identify and treat common causes of preventable death, using both commercial and improvised devices. Emphasis will be placed on safety, fundamental first-aid skills, communication between personnel, and the use of bystanders. (One Hour Practical Application)
BASIC IMMEDIATE RESPONDER TRAINING FOR TEACHERS
School personnel will be provided with the opportunity to practice compression-only CPR, with and without an automated external defibrillator (AED), identify and treat common causes of preventable death, using both commercial and improvised devices. Emphasis will be placed on safety, fundamental first-aid skills, communication between personnel, and the use of bystanders. (2 Hours Manipulative -Trauma First-Aid)
NOTE: Completion of Introduction to Immediate Responder Training for Teachers is a prerequisite to attend this course.
ADVANCED IMMEDIATE RESPONDER TRAINING FOR TEACHERS
(PRACTICAL APPLICATION TRAINING)
School personnel will be provided with the opportunity to practice compression-only CPR, with and without an automated external defibrillator (AED), identify and treat common causes of preventable death, using both commercial and improvised devices. Emphasis will be placed on safety, fundamental first-aid skills, communication between personnel, and the use of bystanders. Some skills stations will be performed under stressful conditions to expose and inoculate personnel to real-world examples. (2 Hours Manipulative: Trauma First-Aid)
NOTE: Completion of the Basic Immediate Responder Training for Teachers is a prerequisite to attend this course.
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)
In September of 2014, NAEMT announced a new education course to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. Called “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” aka “B-Con,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group.
B-Con teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.
NAEMT partners on this and all other trauma initiatives with the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Recently, ACS launched a new website, bleedingcontrol.org that includes a new instructor portal for the B-Con course. This new portal houses all of the B-Con course materials, and will allow B-Con courses to be registered so that ACS and NAEMT can track our progress in training the public in basic bleeding control. There is no cost to use this portal, to access the course materials, or to register courses.
All NAEMT instructors are invited and encouraged to register as a B-Con instructor with ACS. For more information on the national bleeding control initiative, please visit www.bleedingcontrol.org.
- sourced from: http://www.naemt.org/education/WhatIsB-Con.aspx
The purpose of ALICE training is to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as church, hospital, workplace administrators and safety professionals about researched-based, proactive response approaches to Violent Intruder events.
The ALICE training program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" procedures used frequently in our public schools and institutions. Tragic historic events have dictated the need of enhanced response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event.
Permitted Uses of ALICE:
The ALICE Training Institute (ATI) holds the copyrights to all materials created for the ALICE training program. Only individuals who have received an ALICE Instructor Certificate by completing the 2-day ALICE training class and Instructor e-Learning course online may use ALICE materials. Only ATI can conduct official ALICE training, issue individual ALICE certificates of any kind, or certify an organization as ALICE compliant. For further information, to include individualized certification questions and needs, please contact the Training Institute at https://www.alicetraining.com
Explosive Recognition and School Safety Course
The Explosive Recognition and School Safety Course is a dynamic, multifaceted program instructed by experienced Federal, State and Local Bomb Technicians. It is open to Public Safety and Educational personnel, who will be provided with instruction covering explosive effects, response considerations, and the recognition of explosive components.
The focus of instruction will be in relation to the following topics: Commercial Explosives, Homemade Explosives (HME), Hazardous Material Considerations, Improvised Initiators, Commercial Initiators, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s), Suicide/ Homicide IED’s, Vehicle-Born Improvised Explosive Devices, Blast Injuries, and Search Techniques. Lectures will be supplemented by photos, videos, handouts, and classroom discussion. Emphasis will be placed on Time, Distance, and Shielding: The three largest components of surviving an explosive threat or event. Following didactic instruction, the students will apply what they have learned by participating in various, realistic scenarios. This will allow for the application of tactics learned during the classroom portion. Depending on the facilities obtained for training and the potential for group discipline variations, scenarios may vary.
Course Participants will receive 8 Hours AZPOST Credit, 8 Hours Medical CEs, and an ICSAVE Training Certificate