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Posted on: March 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Offers Citizen’s Situational Awareness/Active Shooter Survival Training

Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is providing a two-hour class that will provide participants tools to assist them in surviving Crisis Situations such as Active Shooter Incidents. This training is offered free of charge and is open to all community members ages 18 and older. The first portion of the class will address techniques to improve personal safety through Situational Awareness. The second half of the class will provide a three-step plan known as “Avoid, Deny, Defend” which can be applied to crises such as an Active Shooter Event. This two-hour class will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Law Enforcement Administration Facility located at 911 E. Sawmill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

In light of the recent life threatening crisis situations that have been forefront in the news, and the difficulty to predict where such incidents will take place, we believe this training is valuable for all community members. Sheriff’s Deputies and staff have been presenting a similar training to a wide variety of audience including classes for Coconino County employees, and we have received much positive feedback.

The class on March 22nd will be taught by Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and Lieutenant Jim Coffey. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. The class includes some video and audio recordings of actual and simulated crises events that some people may find disturbing. Because of the possibly disturbing audio and video content, attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Because seating is limited, you are asked to pre-register online at the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office webpage: http://www.coconino.az.gov/sheriff.aspx. There is a link for online registration in the left menu bar and on the homepage of the Sheriff’s Office under our mission statement. You also can register by calling (928) 226-5012 and providing your contact information. We will contact you to confirm your registration. In the event this class fills to capacity, we will establish a waiting list and schedule future trainings.

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Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089

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