April 2, 2019
Meeting was called to order by Carol Johnson at 7:30am. Debby F. led the flag salute.
Thought of the Day:
Peggy gave a “100 year” history moment.
Julie H. moved to accept March 26th meeting minutes, seconded by Jerry. Motion passed.
Julie’s granddaughter; Deputy Fire Chief Jake Patterson.
Debbie announced member Brian Garrett recovering from a surgery, Shenna announced Mike Chapman got funding for the Morse Creek barrier, Luke R. said he was testifying in Olympia and the barrier is in the House budget, which is different from the Senate budget, Carol said PABA has one new member and on returning member as of last week.
Steve B. moved to extend the meeting for up to 15 minutes, seconded by Debby. Motion passed.
Program: Corporal Dombrowski from PAPD talking about active shooter situations to raise awareness. Four or more injured is a mass shooting.
How to help: when calling law enforcement know how many, where, what direction, and description. In 4 – 6 minutes the vast majority of events are over. There has been a rise in church shootings. Assuming the best can get you killed.
OODA loop is the process of how we make decisions. Observe, orient, decide, act. What can you do? Do something to slow down his decision.
Run, hide, fight, including road rage. Always be aware of your surroundings.
Run: use the chaos, leave belongings, help others but don’t delay, don’t move wounded.
Hide: Cover and conceal, don’t restrict options for movement. Being on the ground is safer than sounding. Lock yourself in. Silence cell phone, hide behind large items, remain quiet. If a shooter sees you, he will break glass.
Fight: an absolute last resort. Act as aggressively as possible. Go for the eyes.
He said sprays only buy you time and discussed weapons options.
Law enforcement will not stop until the shooter is down. Always show your hands to them.
In business have a plan in place. Always call 911 first.
Kaj asked if a citizen who can legally, can use lethal force if the threat is against others. He said absolutely yes, if it is reasonable.
Carol said in lots of situations it seems the police officer is made to look like the bad guy. Corporal said citizens don’t always understand active shooter situations.
He was asked how a temple would handle an active shooter and said Sheepdog Ministries teaches church security and many churches are starting these programs. Ask members in law enforcement, military, etc. to form a team and teach within your church keeping liability in mind.
April 9: City of PA Fire Chief, Ken Dubuc – Community Paramedic Program
Meeting adjourned at 8:47am.