active shooter https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png active shooter https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:08:31 -0500 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:45:00 -0400 'Stop the Bleed' workshop is April 17, hosted by GC Chamber and Mercy Flight https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/stop-the-bleed-workshop-is-april-17-hosted-by-gc-chamber-and-mercy-flight/530475 Press release:

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and Mercy Flight are teaming up to host “Stop the Bleed,” a workshop to be held April 17 at Mercy Flight’s new headquarters, 8050 Call Parkway, Batavia.

The course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a nonmedical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.

“The unavoidable can happen and we need to be prepared,” said Tom Turnbull, president of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. “Learning some life-saving tips from professionals can give us the one up we need. Mercy Flight will be giving us firsthand experience and will also allow us to tour their new facility.”

In April 2013, just a few months after the active shooter disaster at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a committee was formed to create a protocol for a national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.

The goal of this committee was to turn bystanders into immediate responders at the scene of wounding before first responders arrived. This step would improve the survivability of victims with severe bleeding. As soon as the area became safe, these immediate responders could act to stop bleeding if they were properly trained in the bleeding-control techniques.

The workshop starts at 8 a.m. and should last approximately one hour. This event is free to all Chamber and Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District members. There is a $10 charge for nonmembers.

To register, contact Kelly Bermingham at the Chamber by phone at 585-343-7440 or by email at kbermingham@geneseeny.com

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https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/stop-the-bleed-workshop-is-april-17-hosted-by-gc-chamber-and-mercy-flight/530475#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/stop-the-bleed-workshop-is-april-17-hosted-by-gc-chamber-and-mercy-flight/530475 Apr 9, 2019, 1:45pm active shooter 'Stop the Bleed' workshop is April 17, hosted by GC Chamber and Mercy Flight Billie Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and Mercy Flight are teaming up to host “Stop the Bleed,”&nbsp;a workshop to be held April 17 at Mercy Flight’s new headquarters, 8050 Call Parkway, Batavia.</p> <p>The course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and</p>
Chamber of Commerce hosts small business workshop -- 'Active Shooter in the Workplace' https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/chamber-of-commerce-hosts-small-business-workshop-active-shooter-in-the-workplace Press release:

“Active Shooter in the Workplace – It Can Happen to You” will be the subject of a small business workshop to be hosted the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on April 18.

This is the one of a series of business workshops held in conjunction with the United States Small Business Administration and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. The workshops are open to all Chamber and non-Chamber businesses and their employees and will offer expert advice from experienced professionals designed to help small businesses succeed and grow.

“Unfortunately in today’s world dealing with an active shooter in the workplace is a possibility that everyone faces,” said Tom Turnbull, Chamber president.  “This workshop will offer tips on how to make a plan to deal with this horrific situation. It’s a plan we hope no one ever has to use.”

Deputies Rich Schildwaster and Joe Loftus of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department will conduct the workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Chamber of Commerce office, 8276 Park Road, Batavia. The session will run from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. and includes a question-and-answer period.

Cost for non-Chamber members is $10 for each attendee. Chamber members and Batavia Business Improvement District members may attend all small business workshops free of charge but should make reservations to insure space.

To reserve a seat in any workshop or for more information, contact Kelly Bermingham at 585-343-7440 or by email at kbermingham@geneseeny.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/chamber-of-commerce-hosts-small-business-workshop-active-shooter-in-the-workplace#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/chamber-of-commerce-hosts-small-business-workshop-active-shooter-in-the-workplace Apr 11, 2018, 2:08pm active shooter Chamber of Commerce hosts small business workshop -- 'Active Shooter in the Workplace' Billie Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>“Active Shooter in the Workplace – It Can Happen to You” will be the subject of a small business workshop to be hosted the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on April 18.</p> <p>This is the one of a series of business workshops held in conjunction with the United</p>