Mass Casualty Life Saving Seminar
CSU Continuing & Professional Education partners with public safety professionals to share tips and skills for community preparedness
Columbus, Ga – Nobody can predict when a major emergency will strike a community, but in an increasingly complicated world, the unthinkable can happen anywhere, anytime, in the blink of an eye.
If a mass casualty event happens in your area, what can you do, and how could you help?
In a one-day-only seminar Saturday, January 20 hosted by CSU Continuing & Professional Education, public safety experts will share their skills and tips on how communities can mentally and physically prepare should an active shooter or similar emergency occur.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at CSU’s Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center on Main Campus, and will cost $59, with lunch included. Registration is available online or by calling 706-507-8070.
“It’s not something we like to think about, but the reality is that a mass casualty event or other disaster can happen in any community, at any time,” said Samantha Gurski, program coordinator for the department. “A lot of times, community members are left wondering what they can do to prepare – or how to help once a disaster happens. This event will help us all be a little more proactive just in case the unthinkable occurs.”
Headlining the event will be representatives from the Columbus Police Department, Homeland Security, the Georgia Trauma Commission, Columbus Fire and Rescue, and the American Heart Association.
Speakers will share their experiences, skills and take questions. A skills session will take place where attendees will learn how to properly deliver first aid, including how to tie a tourniquet.
“We are excited to be able to bring so many extremely qualified speakers to this event, and to have them share their experiences and skills,” said Gurski. “We believe that a prepared community is a safer community.”