Local leaders and the Evanston Police Department are looking for Evanston businesses and organizations to take part in a free comprehensive, cohort-based training program to prepare for active threats to the community.
Active threat events have increasingly occurred in communities large and small, and vary widely in scope — from the acts of a lone perpetrator to larger, more coordinated attacks intended to invoke terror in a community. The tragedies at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Washington Navy Yard, and more recently in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino and Orlando remind us that we need to be prepared from active threat events occurring in our community. The complexity and rapid nature of these events have left communities and organizations asking the same question: What Should We Do?
A free training course will be offered in Evanston this September to engage a whole community approach to addressing the challenging issue of preparing our communities for an active threat event. Instructors will provide insight on lessons learned from previous events, along with guidance and tools to help prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from a future active threat event.
A middle-level manager from your company or organization is encouraged to participate. These participants will be the champions in their organizations as they look for ways to build better understanding of active threat preparedness.
Integrated Approach to Active Threat Preparedness
Free two-and-a-half-day training course.
September 21–23, 2016
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Wed, Thu); 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Fri)
City of Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL [ map ]
REGISTER NOW: http://evanstoncohortbasedtraining.eventbrite.com
- Review of previous threat events and lessons learned.
- Teaching the Life Cycle of an Active Threat Event.
- Development of a common operating picture for community-based active threat preparedness.
- Validation of core competencies through realistic scenarios.
- Help all communities and organizations begin to address the issue of active threat preparedness from an integrated perspective.
- Rather than silo-based training based on a specific field of work (i.e., law enforcement, fire, EMS, educators, medical providers, houses of worship, the private sector), our cohort-based training program will bring together stakeholders from these groups at once, allowing them to think about the relationships and interdependency as they prepare for an active threat event.
Taking place over 2-1/2 days (with lunch served on two days), senior leadership engagement is required.
If you have questions about participating in this innovated course, please contact Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department at JDugan@cityofevanston.org OR Amanda Wight, Active Threat Planner for Cook County’s Active Threat Program at Amanda.Wight@hagertyconsulting.com or 630-715-3565.
The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is committed to establishing communities of Cook County as centers of excellence for active threat preparedness. DHSEM serves as the central agency for coordinating the efforts of Cook County to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to and recover from all incidents, whether man-made or natural.
For more information:
- An Invitation to Participate in Cohort-Based Training, Evanston Police Department
- Cook County’s Integrated Approach to Active Threat Preparedness
Please REGISTER NOW for this important training event.