FLORHAM PARK — Members of the Florham Park Rotary received an informative presentation by Santiago S. Salicrup, a 3rd year medical student, a 9-year NJ EMT, and 7-year member of the Florham Park First Aid Squad with two on the Rescue Task Force (active shooter response team).
Through lecture, videos, and a PowerPoint presentation, Santiago provided insights into active shooter/violent intruder incidents and offered options to consider should one of the volatile situations occur.
The course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by The ALERRT Center at Texas State University providing the best research-based active shooter response training in the nation. The active shooter response training provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. At the end of the course there is a test.
Santiago has taken many courses hosted by Homeland, FEMA, NJ State Police, NJ Office of Preparedness, etc, totaling over 200 hours. While keeping current on training opportunities he offers to spread the knowledge by training others. Peter Nicolas, Rotary Sergeant at Arms had seen the presentation by Santiago in April at the Florham Park First Aid Squad and invited him to present to the Florham Park Rotary.
Considering the rising frequency of these violent situations across the United States, Nicolas suggests that each community organization in Florham Park and surrounding communities consider taking advantage of this free course. The minimum number of students is 8-10 and the maximum number is 30. Allow 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes for the training.
For more information and to schedule a presentation, contact S. Sydney Salicrup, MS3, EMT, Medical Monkey Training Lead Medical Instructor at (973) 393-4644. You can alsoe email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Story was written and submitted by Peter Nicolas, Rotary Sergeant-at-Arms.