Bertino to host Active Shooter Response training

In conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino will host a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training on Thursday, October 17 at the Ocean Pines library at 6:30 p.m. The class is free and open to the public.

CRASE training is designed to increase the chances of surviving an active shooter event or other critical incident.

The course is designed and built around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004. This course will provide strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

The course utilizes a Power Point presentation along with instructor led question and answer session.

“My wife and I attended this training earlier this year and it was informative, helpful and really made us think about our surroundings when we’re out in public,” said Commissioner Bertino. “That’s why I thought it would be of interest to resident of Ocean Pines and others. I appreciate Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli’s willingness to offer this opportunity to our community.”

Although not required, it would be helpful if attendees RSVPd. Email Commissioner Bertino at or call 443-783-3248

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