Concord public safety departments offer citizen active violence awareness and training workshop

Concord public safety departments offer citizen active violence awareness and training workshop
(City of Concord)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - From the City of Concord: 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 the widely 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 workshop.

Is there a cost for this training?

The 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.

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