Impact Navarro hosted an Active Shooter Training Class event on Saturday at the Cook Center at Navarro College.
The public was invited to attend and participate in the training . Attending the event were students, teachers, law enforcement personnel, among many others.
The training was provided by Alfonso Solis, who is TCOLE-instructor certified (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement), has been teaching this class since 2019. Solis is also an NRA instructor, an ALERRT training instructor (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training), and a wilderness first responder.
Attendees of the event learned the history of active shooters, some statistics about active shooter events, how law enforcement has changed its response to active shooter calls, some medical/first aid information, situational awareness education, the difference between cover and shield, door barricading, and the importance of having a plan.
Impact Communities’ mission is to ignite communities to work together to build and strengthen youth resilience. Impact Coalitions are in Waxahachie, Red Oak, Dallas, and Corsicana. These are groups of community volunteers who provide public education, law enforcement and public policy strategies to prevent youth substance use and build healthy, drug-free communities. Visit drugfreegeneration.org to learn more.
Photos by Orian Gaston, Special Intern for the NavCo Chronicle