Sedona AZ (January 8, 2019) – January 9th and 10th, Sedona Fire District will be hosting Active Shooter Hostile Emergency Response (ASHER) training. More than 70 attendees will participate in the training which will be held at Sedona Fire District Station 1 and Big Park School. This training is for first responders who may be called upon to deal with these types of incidents. “No one likes to consider the possibility that these events could potentially occur in our communities,” said Michael Duran, Sedona Fire District Training Officer, “but we must prepare for them, nonetheless.”
Exercises such as this offers fire and police units the opportunity to train together prior to an event. “Fire and law enforcement personnel have very different roles in these incidents,” said Duran, “We must train together to appreciate the specific roles and challenges that we face when confronted with this type of scenario.”
Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) will be conducting the training which will consist of practical instruction and scenarios. ICSAVE is an Arizona-based charitable foundation, created by volunteer professionals united by their dedication to the prevention of traumatic events through education, preparedness training and community outreach programs. It sustains itself entirely through the goodwill of the community, so that it can teach others how to save lives. Representatives of the organization will be onsite each day of the training from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Citizens with questions or concerns may contact Sedona Fire District at 928-282-6800