Emergency Management

According to news reports, more than 88 mass casualty events, a distinct category of shootings taking place in a public setting, have taken place in the last 30 years, or roughly 1 every 4 months.  However, statistics show the rate of mass casualty shootings is increasing, meaning that, unfortunately, first responders will likely come across one this type of event in the near future — and potentially many times throughout their careers. 

Upcoming Webinars

Cassidee Carlson
10 / 26 / 2017

Aurora Police former Public Information Officer Sergeant Cassidee Carlson will recount the events surrounding the July 20th, 2012 shooting at the Century 16 movie theaters. The presentation will focus on how media [...]

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Amy Morgan
12 / 13 / 2017

Combining elements from industry post-action techniques, and therapy techniques, this course teaches the PASD© method for developing individual and team strength to be better prepared for action, debrief following [...]

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Cassidee Carlson
01 / 23 / 2018

Aurora Police former Public Information Officer Sergeant Cassidee Carlson, PIO during the Century 16 Theater Shooting, will present on the creation of the innovative PIO Family Liaison program which was developed [...]

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Mark Warren
01 / 30 / 2018

We have all seen stories in the news and heard the same refrain "I didn't think it would ever happen here." In this day and age, we [...]

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Mark Warren
02 / 27 / 2018

In this webinar, we will pick up from the previous discussion on Preparing for an Intruder Response incident and focus on the moments directly surrounding the crisis. How the event [...]

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Mark Warren
04 / 03 / 2018

In this final installment, we will look at the recovery phase for the organization as well as the community. With a thoroughly trained, well thought out, operational plan the recovery [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Stephen Redfearn

Coming from a horrifying shooting incident in Las Vegas that killed 59 and injured 500 more, the subject of mass shooting is again brought to the spotlight. It sparked lots of debate, [...]

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Cheryl Michaels

Gun control and its correlation to mass shootings are highly debated issues. Public venues like schools, stadiums, commercial venues, and communities are high-risk targets of such violence which seemingly continues [...]

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Leadership During Crisis
Jeff Fox

Leadership during crisis is complex and is most needed in any situation where failure is not an option and there is the potential for extremely negative results. A crisis leader [...]

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Amy Morgan

Working in law enforcement, while incredibly rewarding, can at times also be equally stressful. And then, there’s events like the Pulse Nightclub Shooing in Orlando. Or Sandy Hook [...]

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Mark Warren

As law enforcement officer’s we have been training to respond to an active shooter situation since the Columbine school attack. This was the incident that forced us to change [...]

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Kenneth Davidson

  Moving into an active shooter scene is not the same as strolling into any other crime scene. It demands specialized training, specialized equipment and maybe, most importantly, a specialized [...]

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Rick Parfitt

  This presentation about the identification of and prevention of active shooters.  We can add a lot of hardware and sophisticated security to deter these types of events, but we [...]

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Mark Warren

  The MISSION generally speaking of emergency dispatchers and 911 call takers is: “To provide timely, professional, quality service to a highly diverse group of members of the community, fellow members [...]

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Articles

Cameras at Press Event
Christina McCale

As first responders address the immediate, critical and life-or-death needs of those affected by a mass casualty event, there is an equally important partner often forgotten about during times [...]

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Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
Christina McCale

Prior to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the Aurora Movie Theatre shooting was the largest mass shooting in U.S. History. The incident will forever be seared into the [...]

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NAMUS
Christina McCale

Most of us may immediately think about the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) when dealing with the obvious application - when an unidentified body has been found [...]

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Seattle Pacific University Shooting Emergency Response
Christina McCale

Emergency preparedness doesn't happen overnight - nor does it happen in a vacuum.  On June 5, 2014, a man armed with a shotgun killed 1 student and injured 2 more at Seattle [...]

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Our Subject Matter Experts

Meet the people who present on this topic
Cheryl Michaels

Cheryl Michaels is the Associate Director for the Office of Safety and Security at Seattle Pacific University and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students. She is also the co-owner of [...]

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Cassidee Carlson
Cassidee Carlson

Sergeant Cassidee Carlson started at the Aurora Police Department in 2003. Sergeant Carlson was the Public Information Officer for the Aurora Police Department from December of 2010 through January 2014. In her tenure, [...]

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Paul Nelson

Commander Paul Nelson is a 27-year veteran of the Aurora (IL) Police Department. During his career he has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, investigator, Special Response Team [...]

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Michael Gorham
Michael Gorham is a 25 year LEO and serves a Volunteer Intermediate Technician with a TEMS endorsement with a Volunteer Firefighter background.
Kenneth Davidson
Kenneth Davidson, BS, EMT-P, TP-C, is an Assistant Chief, Second Alarmers Rescue Squad
Amy Morgan

  Amy Morgan is the Director of Academy Hour, a training company offering courses for professional corporations, law enforcement, and first response teams. She is earning her Doctorate [...]

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Mark Warren
Mark Warren

Mark Warren is the Vice President and Director of Training for Strategos International and began his 27-year law enforcement career in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He has [...]

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Rick Parfitt

Chief Rick Parfitt has 37 years of experience ranging from municipal to campus policing. Chief Parfitt started his career as a 19-year-old police officer in a ski resort community and is [...]

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Jeff Fox

Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the VA State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman [...]

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Stephen Redfearn

Lieutenant Stephen F. Redfearn oversees the Major Investigations Section of the Aurora Police Department, where he has served since 1999. He currently supervises over 70 detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Homicide [...]

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