Poughkeepsie… The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer three free programs on Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Preparedness in September:
The above trainings are free and open to the public, however, given the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas, interest has been high, therefore interested citizens should make reservations as soon as possible, as seating is limited.
The Active Shooter portion will be presented by Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff Arthur Hart and will focus on how the average citizen should respond if an active shooter is in their vicinity, how to best protect themselves depending on the scenario, and what to expect when law enforcement arrives.
The accompanying presentation, “Stop the Bleed” explains what immediate actions residents can take to possibly save a life before first responders arrive on the scene. Hands-on training is offered on techniques like tourniquets, wound packing and direct pressure.
“While we hope residents will never have to use the information presented, it’s important we prepare ourselves and our community for any type of emergency situation,” Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian H. Anderson said.
“The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County and its volunteer members support the County’s departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral & Community Health and are valuable components of our plans when responding to incidents of all kinds,” said A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health. “Trainings like this can play a vital role in teaching our residents how to remain safe in the event of an emergency.”
The MRC of Dutchess County is part of a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in the community. Comprised of both healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers, the MRC of Dutchess County is part of a national network of volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in the community. New members are always welcome.
Those who wish to attend any one of the three presentations must pre-register. To reserve a seat, please contact MRC Coordinator Joe Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org .