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Video of Active Shooter Training highlights ways to protect your team

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Active Shooter training has advanced past the duck and cover days of simple lockdowns. I recently present a program called “Active Shooter Awareness, What you can do to save your life”. The program was part of Neumann University’s and Delaware County’s Partnership for Public Safety. At the inaugural program, more than 300 attendees learned ways […]

Vulnerable Populations require special active shooter response planning and hands-on practice to be effective

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Vulnerable Populations are not immune to violence. Training needs to consider mobility, intellectual impairment, physical impairments and the needs of their caregivers when planning. I recently presented to a large group of organizational leaders who work with these groups on behalf of the Delaware County System of Care. Planners should focus specific action plans and […]

Senator Pat Toomey meets with homeland security leaders to discuss access to rescue equipment

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I was part of a group of local and regional Homeland Security Officials who met with US Senator Patrick Toomey to talk about access to rescue equipment. With national priorities shifting from supporting law enforcement to limiting their resources, Senator Toomey saw first hand how critical access to rescue vehicles and equipment can be. Advocating […]

Bomb Threat management. know what your options are

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I recently organized and facilitated a program on bomb threat management. Many businesses and schools are being harassed by threats that can disrupt operations and put people at risk. My training program inlcuded experts in bomb disposal and treat management. As these crimes often cross borders, we include the FBI in the program for their […]

Fire Union celebrates 40 years of service

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For 40 years the Upper Darby Professional Fire Fighters Association has been serving Upper Darby Township. As part of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2493 has grown to be a force for safety and public service in Delaware County. I was fortunate more than 25 years ago to become part of this dedicated […]