Tackles Stop the Bleed at 2019 Summits
Attendees can now learn life-saving information at the 2019 Campus Security & Life Safety Summits
This year, Campus Security & Life Safety will be expanding
their successful campus security summits to four new cities:
Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and Long Beach, Calif. To
date, the Campus Security & Life Safety Summits have
reached over 300 campus security professionals, bringing
them vital and important information to help make critical campus
safety decisions on their campuses.
In 2019, the Summits will continue as one-day events, but will
include a limited availability workshop opportunity where attendees
can work with first responders to Stop the Bleed. Stop the Bleed is a
grassroots effort that trains, equips and empowers bystanders to help
in a bleeding emergency, stopping the bleed and allowing the victim
more time to survive while first responders travel to the scene.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders,
bystanders will always be the first on the scene. A person who is
bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefor it is
important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone
with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and grassroots
effort by the Department of Homeland Security with committees and
organizations all over the country. This year we are partnering with
Stop the Bleed to bring attendees information on how to identify a
bleeding wound, apply a tourniquet and potentially save a life.
In addition to the life-saving information presented in our Stop the
Bleed workshop, the Summits will also include sessions on how to
prepare for an active shooter, harden layers of access into a campus
facility, communicate emergencies, use advanced technology to
secure a school and create a critical safety plan for your campus.
Attendees of the Campus Security & Life Safety Summit in Houston
will receive the unique opportunity to hear first-hand lessons
learned from the Santa Fe ISD shooting from Chief Walter Braun, the
Police Chief of Santa Fe ISD. Chief Braun will discuss the events of
May 18, 2018, when eight students and two teachers lost their lives in
a horrific school shooting and reflect on the response to and the aftermath
of the shooting.
Also speaking at the Houston Summit is Ruben Martinez, Emergency
Management Coordinator at Katy ISD, Chief Mary Young,
Chief of Police at Texas Southern University, D. Bruce Dareing, Chief
of Police at Spring Brand ISD, Chief H.E. Jenkins, Chief of Police at
the University of St. Thomas, Houston and Chief Alan Bragg, Secretary
of the Texas School District Police Chiefs Association.
Those who join CSLS in Chicago, will have a chance to hear from
Riverside Ill. Police Chief Tom Weitzel who will walk attendees
through the events of February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas
High School—the shooting that arguably changed the course of
campus security. Chief Weitzel will review the after-action report,
police response, training initiatives and what went right—and
wrong—from a suburban police chief ’s point of view.
Also speaking at the Chicago event is Jerry Hughes, Safety Director
at Orland School District 135, John Pack, Executive Director of
Campus Safety at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mia Ray
Langheim, M.S., M.A., School Intelligence Officer for Statewide Terrorism
& Intelligence Center at the Illinois State Police, Eric Chin,
Deputy Chief of Police at Northwestern University, Michele Hoy-
Watkins, Director of Threat Assessment at Northwestern University
and Greg Klaiber, Director of Emergency Management at Northwestern
In addition to all the campus security and safety professionals
speaking at the events, attendees will also have the chance to talk with
security providers, manufacturers, and integrators who can help to
find solutions that work best for their campuses.
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Campus Security & Life Safety.