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Active shooter threat training in Colchester

The next Chittenden County-based training session for SurviVermont, a state-led initiative to help people protect themselves in active shooter situations, will be held this Thursday August 18 at Colchester High School.

 SurviVermont is a Vermont Department of Public Safety community caretaking initiative created to help Vermonters to protect themselves and family members if they are confronted with an active shooter or violent threat situation.

Burlington, the city just south of Colchester, has had three shootings since Thursday. 

The 90-minute session is scheduled to begin at 6 PM Thursday, Aug. 18, at Colchester High School, 131 Laker Lane. There are 50 seats available, and pre-registration is required. Sign-ups are available online on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting this direct link to the sign-up form. An overview of the full SurviVermont initiative, with details and registration links for future sessions, is available on the Vermont Emergency Management website

Supported by a grant from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, SurviVermont combines three easy-to-remember concepts from established federal public safety programs: See Something, Say Something; Run, Hide and Fight; and Stop the Bleed.

Other sessions include:

August 22 – New Haven: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks, 2490 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven.

August 24 – Putney: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks, 1330 Westminster Heights Rd., Putney.

August 29 – Berlin: 6-7:30 p.m., Berlin National Guard Armory, 363 Fisher Rd., Berlin.

August 30 – St. Johnsbury: 6-7:30 p.m., Good Shephard Catholic School, 121 Maple St., St. Johnsbury.

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  1. I attended the SurviVermont training at the St. Albans police barracks. It was very well done and left me with the desire to learn more about protecting myself and others in these instances. I would suggest this program to anyone.
    The course material also touched on first aide in emergency situations as well.

  2. Rule #3…Squeeze the trigger, don’t jerk it.

    Rule #4…Double Tap, then assess, double tap again if needed.

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