March DEMO training: When Lightning Strike: Shots Fired on Campus

It can’t happen here! Well, we hope you are right, but this year’s emergency management sustainment training course supports Ramah, the Emergency Management Office’s Prevent and Counter Violence Program.

**$25 gift card to the student who is first to call Ext. 2242 and explain why the prevent and counter violence program is called Ramah.**

If you have not already received this training, please see if one of the following days and times will work for you. Additional classes will be announced throughout the year. Employees are expected to attend one of these classes, since it is the basic lock-down training class; however students, friends and neighbors are encouraged to attend this and follow-on classes as their schedule permits.

DEMO is offering the first class, When Lightning Strike: Shots Fired on Campus,  in the Trexler Room at the University Center on any of the following days/times. The class is one hour and we hope there is sufficient variety in times and days that you will be able to schedule one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 22, 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 24, 8 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 24, 3 p.m.

The program seeks to build a community partnership to: (1) increase confidence in making a decision for intervention when someone evidences behaviors of concern; (2) promote a habit of awareness, preparation, and rehearsal and a survival mindset for a potential encounter with violence; (3) develop confidence in DSU’s lock-down protocol; (4) promote best community oriented practices for preventing and countering date and sexual violence, suicide, bullying, harassment, and physical or emotional maltreatment.

Course certificates will be sent to participants who complete the entire sequence of classes, which will extend into the fall semester. Employees who attend this one class will receive credit for this year’s emergency management sustainment training Follow-on Ramah classes will be announced as the opportunity is made available.

$25 gift card to the student who is first to call Ext. 2242 and explain why the prevent and counter violence program is called Ramah. Please, leave your name and contact information so we can get back to you if you are first to call. The winner will be announced in the Daily and on DEMO’s Facebook.

— M. Plaushin, Executive Director of DEMO