The idea of an active shooter is terrifying, but the more community members know how to respond in advance, the safer our community can be.
The City of West Hollywood is offering a free Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop at 10 a.m. today, March 11, at the West Hollywood Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Limited validated parking is available at the adjacent West Hollywood Park 5-Story parking structure. The workshop is free; participants must RSVP in advance.
The Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop will teach:
· Best practices for responding to active threats;
· Increasing situational awareness and employing See Something/Say Something strategies;
· What to expect when first responders arrive on the scene;
· An overview of Run/Hide/Fight/Treat responses; and
· Basic education about how to treat people who are injured and how to Stop The Bleed to save a life.
The workshop will be led by Erik Franco of High-Speed Tac Med, one of the nation’s most sought-after active shooter preparedness trainers for first responders. Franco is a trained Search and Rescue Technician/Emergency Medical Technician and has years of experience as a Department of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Instructor.
The workshop is aimed at providing readiness skills to residents in the West Hollywood community in general, as well as to people who work in local businesses and nighttime establishments. There will be discussions regarding recent active shooter incidents across the nation and specific lessons learned from them. There will also information about best practices in dealing with an incident, evaluating locations for quick and effective evacuation, and basic gunshot first aid.
Space is limited and the workshops is anticipated to reach capacity quickly. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Margarita Kustanovich, the City of West Hollywood’s Emergency Management Coordinator, by phone at (323) 848-6414 or by email at email@example.com. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
“Active Shooter” would make a good drag queen name.
Another poorly thought out and poorly organized opportunity. The City continues to “give the appearance” that they are fully engaged and doing something meaningful. They are not and could not find their way out of a paper bag.
, I bet all the developers and real estate schleppers out there will love this article. Since West Hollywood is one of the most dangerous places in california. Next to crime ridden Los Angeles. Unfortunately, putting this out in the atmosphere could prompt some nutcase young guy going into a place like the Abbey with a concealed weapon and killing 40 people. Unfortunately, you probably won’t want to attend because that dreadful John Erickson will be there.
Guns sales are going thru the roof for a reason. Defunding the police……forces citizens to take care of themselves.
Take care of yourself. Or hire a bodyguard. I’m not willing to give up my freedom so you bootlickers can feel safe.
Abolish the police.
Of course there is no mention of the Sheriff Department being there with their philosophy on how to respond. But then with the current Counciltwits defunding agenda that doesn’t surprise me.
Active shooter! This city is so ridiculous it’s beyond belief. Is this more woke slop from Shyn and Erickson The answer is, get a gun. Don’t call Block By Block. They will be heading for the hills… following their convicted murder leader and Shyne right behind.
Why wouldn’t the city engage with Captain Moulder at the Sheriff’s station for this training? It would make sense for the policing agency that would respond to an active shooter to inform residents what their response would look like. What makes Erik Franco an expert on LASD’s active shooter response?
Continuing dissipated direction from “who knows” residing in the silos of City Hall. Time to remember”duck and cover” something folks learned as a child.
Since when are cops useful in active shooter situations. They’re useless. Learn to take care of yourself and stop expecting cops to solve anything.