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Situational Awareness for Safety Training

Monday June 24 – Registration is closed for this training. Thank you for your interest. 

Hostile threats and attacks are ongoing and can occur in any location. Soft targets such as community events, performances, elections, sporting events, parades, fairs, etc. are particularly vulnerable. These vulnerabilities highlight an urgent need for effective strategies to identify and prevent acts of violence.

Situational Awareness for Safety training  provides knowledge, tools, and techniques to help you maintain situational awareness and stay safe. By the end of the course, participants will know:

● How to systematically observe their environment;

● How to identify people and things that may not look right; and

● How to make more informed decisions and take actions to stay safe

Audience: Fire, EMS, private security, election workers, hospital security, community event staff, sporting event staff, and anyone seeking abilities to identify behavioral indicators of possible threat. This training is not intended for law enforcement. The training is based on skills law enforcement learn in their academies and other required trainings.

The basis for this course is the research and techniques developed as part of the Just Doesn’t Look Right Project (JDLR). The JDLR Project was a United States Department of Defense (DoD) funded research program focused on identifying behavioral indicators of threat.

This training is free. Registration is required. Three sessions will be held throughout western Mass.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Agawam
  • Tuesday, June 25, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Pittsfield
  • Wednesday, June 26 12:30 to 4:30, Hadley (this session provides expanded education and exercise opportunities)
  • Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Greenfield

Registration is required. Please complete the following form to register.

Monday June 24 Update – Registration is closed.