MRC to Host Active Shooter and Preparedness
Training on November 28
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer a free Active Shooter & Stop the Bleed Preparedness training on Tuesday, November 28th at 6 p.m. at the Dutchess County Emergency Response Center, located at 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie. The training is free and open to the public. As seating is limited; reservations are required by emailing email@example.com. View the event flyer.
The trainings will be presented in partnership with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office 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 once law enforcement arrives.
The popular Stop the Bleed training, which is included in the evening’s curriculum, will focus on how to identify and effectively control life-threatening bleeding in an emergency.
Comprised of both healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers, Dutchess MRC 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. Dutchess MRC hosts various trainings for members and non-members alike throughout the year. For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, visit dutchessny.gov/mrc.
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