PCSD Hosts Active Shooter Preparedness Training
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department teamed up with Desert View High School drama students to conduct an active shooter preparedness workshop.
The students acted out four different scenarios, each involving an active shooter on campus. Pima County Sheriff’s deputies worked with school staff from across Pima County to teach them how best to respond to those situations.
“It’s giving them a tool that we in law enforcement use through stress inoculation, playing the ‘what if’ game,” said Deputy Bill Farmer. “We have folks who are here on their own time, not being paid by districts… to learn how to survive these types of scenarios and keep their kids safe.”
More than five hundred people from various Southern Arizona schools have signed up to take part.
“I think it’s very important to help out the kids to follow through with the programs they have, the scenarios,” said participant Richard Trevino. “So we can learn and the students can learn also how to be safe and be protected.”
This is the second year PCSD has put on the program, which will last for three weeks. Officials say this type of training is more relevant than ever.
“In this day and age, it’s one of the most important lessons that teachers and school staff can walk away with,” said Deputy Farmer.
Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) is conducting Introduction to Bleeding Control Training during these vitally important educational events. We are honored to be a part of this collective effort to better prepare our teachers, administrators and support personnel. Desert View High School’s staff are learning and experiencing 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 are making these lifesaving presentations and drills possible.