In an ongoing effort to keep residents safe, the City of Chula Vista will host an Active Shooter Preparedness and Response presentation on Monday, December 4, at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will take place in the Chula Vista Council Chambers located at 276 Fourth Avenue. The occasion will feature presentations by the Chula Vista Police and Fire departments, members of CERT, and the UCSD medical team.
Participants will learn how to prepare for an active shooter at this free event.
As stated in a news release from the city, “An active shooter is an individual engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, and in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s). Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop an active shooting. Because active shooter situations often end within 10 to 15 minutes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared to deal with the situation.”
In addition to learning how to respond during an active shooter situation, participants will also be trained on how to assist others in need. Victims may require immediate medical attention, and you could be the one to provide it. The training will teach you how to control or stop bleeding until professional help arrives. Upon completion of the stop the bleeding portion of the training, participants will receive a certificate.
Registration is required for this event, with a maximum attendance of 175. Go to www.chulavistaca.gov/cert to register for the two-and-one-half-hour class. While open to the public, some of the presentations may be too graphic for those under the age of 12.