PCSD Cienega Hosted School Emergency Training

The Vail Unified School District and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department’s (PCSD) School Resource Officer Unit presented their final summer active shooter preparedness workshop for Vail school staff and other school districts the week of July 2nd – 6th. All of the schools served by the School Resource Officer Unit were invited and several attended.

This workshop was hosted by Cienega High School and prepared staff to respond to these types of events in an effort to better protect the students within Pima County. The workshop included instruction time, tabletop exercises, several real-life scenarios, and a demonstration of law enforcement response to these types of situations.

This workshop represented a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Department, Vail Unified School District, Cienega High School, Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) and local area school drama students to provide high quality, realistic situational preparedness exercises for administrators, teachers, and support staff within our schools.
ICSAVE conducted Introduction to Bleeding Control Training during these vitally important educational events. We were honored to be a part of this collective effort to better prepare our teachers, administrators and support personnel. The various school districts’ staff learned and experienced the decisive advantages of proactive vs. passive response strategies via numerous live scenario drills and are now better empowered to help save our children’s lives!

We want to extend a special thank you to the brave men and women of the various law enforcement agencies that made all of this summer’s lifesaving presentations and drills possible.

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