Public Invited to UToledo Simulation Training for Staying Safe During Mass Violence Incident

August 29, 2019 | Events, News, UToday, Judith Herb College of Education
By Christine Billau

The community is invited to attend a free simulation training to learn how to prepare and respond in a mass violence incident.

The University of Toledo is hosting “S.T.R.I.V.E. to Survive” in partnership with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave. in Toledo.

Experts will teach threat assessment, situational awareness, tourniquet application and recovery following a mass violence event.

“Shortly after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, I read numerous posts on social media from Toledoans expressing their fear of going to restaurants, retail stores and concerts,” said Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, associate professor of educational psychology and chair of the UToledo Mass Violence Collaborative. “In response, this active training is the first of several events we are organizing in collaboration with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office to share our knowledge with the entire community to save lives.”

The second community training is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center on UToledo Health Science Campus.

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