Department on Aging sponsoring active shooter response training
BY KEN KRALL – WXPR NEWS
A Rhinelander Police sergeant will lead a class next week to train the public on what to do if there’s an active shooter near you.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events course is open to the public….
“The Oneida County Department on Aging is happy to partner with the Rhinelander Police Department to offer a general public session on the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events,” Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson. “People of all ages are welcome to attend this free event. Sergeant Angela Mertz is certified in this training and it’s a good way to learn the things you need to know if you find yourself in that situation. ”
Jacobson said it’s a classroom-style presentation is geared to the general public protecting themselves.
“No one thinks you’re crazy for having a fire extinguisher in your house. So why not be prepared for other emergencies?”
Participants will learn about Avoid-Deny-Defend, a three-step plan for survival during an active shooter event. The training is Friday, Aug. 24 from 1-4 p.m., at the Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander. Jacobson says while the training is free, registration is requested. Call the Department on Aging for more information.