24HourDallas hosts first Active Shooter Response Training with Dallas Police Department for nighttime businesses and entertainment areas

24HourDallas hosts first Active Shooter Response Training with Dallas Police Department for nighttime businesses and entertainment areas

24HourDallas along with Dallas Police Department and Methodist Dallas Medical Center Trauma Center will host an Active Shooter Response and Stop-the-Bleed training to learn how to prepare, prevent and react to active shooter scenarios at night.

Dallas – 24HourDallas invites members of the public, service and hospitality industry professionals, security staffs, and entertainment area stakeholders to an Active Shooter Response and Stop-the-Bleed Training at It’ll Do Club from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. During this training, Dallas Police Department and Methodist Dallas Medical Center will equip participants with the knowledge to develop emergency action plans, recognize life-threatening bleeding, and how to act quickly to protect patrons and employees alike.

“Unfortunately, mass shootings are far too common across our city, state, and nation, and our entertainment venues and areas can be especially vulnerable, given their enclosed spaces and large gatherings of people” said Jose Rivas, 24HourDallas Advisory Council Member and Vice Chair of the City of Dallas Community Police Oversight Board. “By providing this training with Dallas Police Department and Methodist Dallas Medical Center, we are taking a proactive step to advance our mission of a safer Dallas at night for all.”

The Active Shooter Response Training builds on 24HourDallas’ Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), started in December 2021, in collaboration with the City of Dallas. The GNI is a comprehensive, community-based program that aims to create safer nights out and borrows from the evidence-based, effective Safe Night LLC program. This is the first of several citywide trainings 24HourDallas plans to provide nighttime operators and employees.

24HourDallas previously hosted Women U-Night on March 8 to launch a Women’s Night Safety Charter, held a Clubs, Pubs, and Bars kick-off meeting on July 19, 2022 convening business owners and various City of Dallas departments, and recognized 44 nighttime businesses for meeting international standards and best practices through its Copper Star Certification program.

“The priority of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department will always be to keep our city safe. Part of this commitment means working with our community and businesses, educating them by teaching best practices and safety measures,” said Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia. “This department is committed to taking part in, and offering trainings that can save lives. We will continue to partner with businesses and city leadership to make sure this valuable training is available to our community.”

“As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we see the impact gun violence has on our community and are pleased to be able to offer an overview of the STOP THE BLEED® course to members of Dallas’
nighttime economy” said Sarah Bradley, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, Injury Prevention and Outreach and G-60 Coordinator, with Methodist Dallas Medical Center Trauma Center. Mrs. Bradley and the Trauma Services department handle the highest level of trauma and emergency care available in the City of Dallas. The STOP THE BLEED® Course teaches three quick steps to prevent bleeding, the number one cause of death after injury.

The next Clubs, Pubs and Bars meeting is scheduled Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Four Corners Brewing Company and will feature a presentation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Other topics expected to be covered include Specific Use Permits, Commercial Promoter Registration, and Certificates of Occupancy. 24HourDallas relies on the support of volunteers, municipal agencies, business owners, and the community to not only create a safer nighttime environment, but also address unconscious bias towards those who work and participate in nighttime events by advocating for diversity and inclusivity in the nighttime economy.

Event information and registration is available here: bit.ly/24HD-training-1

About 24HourDallas: Founded in 2020, 24HourDallas is focused on creating a safe, inclusive, vibrant, and diverse nighttime culture for Dallas businesses, residents, and guests. Learn more at 24HourDallas.org.

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