Conexión San Ángelo/ SAPD PIO, Tracy Gonzalez, contributor
Photo courtesy of SAPD 

SAN ANGELO – Wednesday morning, May 29th, representatives with the San Angelo Fire and Police Departments kicked off a joint-training effort in hopes of offering vital tips and information to citizens on what they should do if confronted with an active attack and how they can help victims while awaiting Law Enforcement and EMS response.

The inaugural presentation, called Unified Response to Active Shooter Events (URASE), took place at the Trinity Lutheran School and Early Childhood Development campus with over forty attendees comprised of staff and parents. 

In addition to San Angelo Fire and Police Departments, representatives from the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety are involved in the condensed joint-training effort,  which takes components from the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course and the Bleeding Control (B-Con) course, to provide strategies and guidance for surviving an active attack event as well as considerations for conducting immediate first aid to victims while awaiting EMS response.  

The joint-training was developed in response to the public’s interest on the topic. The free training, which runs approximately one hour with presentation and Q & A, is available to school faculty, businesses, and churches.

One of the group’s long-term goals is to seek a Corporate(s) donation of bleeding control tourniquets for training attendees.  If you would like to schedule URASE Training or want more information on tourniquet sponsorship, contact:

San Angelo Fire Department: Lt. Santos Elizondo (325) 657-4281. Or, San Angelo Police Department: Sgt. Cade Solsbery (325) 657-4319.

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