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Vermonters trained to survive active shooters

Vermont’s Department of Public Safety’s new SURVIVERMONT will train Vermonters to protect themselves and family members if they are confronted with an active shooter or violent threat situation.

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.

This program is a partnership between Vermont Emergency Management and first responder communities throughout the state. Dates and places include:

Monday, Aug. 1: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police Royalton Barracks, 2011 Vermont Route 107 in Bethel. 25 seats available.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: 6-7:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial High School, 529 E. Arlington Rd. in Arlington. 100 seats available. 

August 1 – Royalton: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police Royalton Barracks. Maximum registration reached – sign up has closed.  Only those with registration confirmations may attend.

August 3 – Arlington: 6-7:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial High School, 529 E. Arlington Rd., Arlington.

August 8 – St. Albans: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks, 140 Fisher Pond Rd., St Albans City.

August 10 – Rutland:  6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks, 124 State Place, Rutland.

August 15 – Derby: 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont State Police Derby Barracks, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby.

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.

*Chittenden County – TBA*

Links to registration for specific sessions can be found at: https://vem.vermont.gov/news/new-trainings-related-active-shooter-and-violent-threat-situations.

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6 replies »

  1. We now have some solid information about how to avoid monkeypox, but will the VT Dept. of Public Safety be putting on any training programs?

  2. Notice how when the hedonist refugees of failed states like NY and Massachusetts come here we start having all these problems.

  3. It’s called constitutional carry, take out your own gun and shoot back.

    “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life”. – Robert A. Heinlein

    • I know I can’t help but think how they are training people to literally not respond. I don’t know that for a fact, it’s just an assumption.

  4. “Vito” you’re not alone. Citizens of Vermont are waiting to defend themselves. They see that the elites are passing law or ignoring existing law which raises the level of despair. They are prepared for the impending food shortages and lack of winter heating fuel because of the climate change narrative. A straw poll shows that they will defend themselves against intruders foriegn and domestic if required. They will not be provoked or do anything illegal, immoral or unethical.

  5. I am gonna go to one of these and see for myself what they are promoting. I have been a fan of Lt Col Grossman the founder of the study of Killology. He is a huge proponent of active killer training for schools and making our schools a hard target. ( Grossman doesn’t say active shooter because all shooters are not killers). I feel strongly that we need to learn as much as we can about this mindset that is spreading like wildfire around the world. I’m definitely for arming ourselves but there are instances where innocent people are not armed. How can we push back and make our schools, places of worship, stores , farmers markets, etc. a harder target. We can’t ignore this threat.
    Lt Col Grossman says “It’s not what’s in your hand, It’s what’s in your head”. I’m hoping SurviVermont will prove to be a organization that address the many facets of killology and ways we all can get involved in this fight.