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Active-Shooter Preparedness Training Offered In Dutchess County

The East Fishkill Police Department and other local law enforcement conducted active shooter drills in public schools.
The East Fishkill Police Department and other local law enforcement conducted active shooter drills in public schools. Photo Credit: East Fishkill Police Department Facebook

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A free active-shooter preparedness training for the public is offered by the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County pn Thursday, Aug. 18 in Poughkeepsie.

"Hopefully, none of us will ever have to use this potentially life-saving information but it is important to prepare ourselves for all types of emergency situations," said Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson.

Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff Arthur Hart will present the program.

The training will cover the following:

  • How citizens should respond if an active shooter is in their vicinity.
  • What to do if an evacuation is not possible.
  • What to expect when law enforcement arrives.

“Our Medical Reserve Corps unit supports the County’s Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral & Community Health when responding to incidents of all kinds,” said Dr. Henry M. Kurban, commissioner of the department.

Comprising both healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers, the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County is part of a national network of more than 200,000 Medical Reserve Corps volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in their communities.

The training will begin at 7 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 393 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To register and for information, call Joe Ryan at (845)-486-2493 or email jryan@dutchessny.gov

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