Citizen Active Violence Awareness and Training Workshop: June 6
May 20, 2019 09:47AM
● By Kristy Huddle
The City of Concord will offer its
first citizen active violence awareness and training workshop on Thursday, June
6, at Cannon School's Cindric Performing Arts Center (5801
Poplar Tent Road).
The two-hour class will begin at 6:30p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. Public safety professionals from the City of Concord's Communications, Emergency Management, Fire, and Police Departments will jointly present this interactive program.
Concord's Public Safety team is
offering this to the community as a direct result of the continued occurrence
of active shooter and other violent events across the nation. These incidents
have demonstrated the benefits of well-trained first responders, and revealed a
need for training opportunities for the public. The program is designed around
adopted Run. Hide. Fight.® concept developed
by the City of Houston, TX. Similar to the fire safety instructions "Stop,
Drop, and Roll," having a simple way to remember what to do when
situations occur can save lives.
Who can attend the workshop?
The workshop is available to
citizens age 14 or older, as well as representatives from any business, place
of worship, school, or other organization located in the City of
Concord. Space is limited to 450 attendees, so come early to find the best
seats. There is no registration process, simply arrive in time for the
Is there a cost for this training?
citizen active violence awareness and training workshop is offered as a
public service to our community, with no cost for attendees.
I can't make this one, when will the next occur?
Future workshops will be conducted at venues across the City on a quarterly basis. Each class will be advertised on the City of Concord’s website (concordnc.gov); social media platforms like Facebook, Nextdoor, and Twitter; and with various community groups. Please check back often or contact the Emergency Management staff at 704-920-5211.