Tackles Stop the Bleed at 2019 Summits

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 University.

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.

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