September 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Protecting RC through Modern Training Solutions

First responders are sharing the tools we can use to protect our families and co-workers.

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Following the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the Rancho Cucamonga police and fire departments determined it was important to train citizens. The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department has now been training employees at local businesses on handling events like active shooters for several years. Deputies Lane and Foxwell also recently teamed up with the FAB School in Rancho Cucamonga to conduct training on responding to mass casualty events.

Because these acts of terror are occurring more frequently and with more deadly results, our first responders saw the need to increase response times and save lives. Our Police and Fire departments offer a quarterly "Surviving an Active Shooter" class to the community for anyone who lives, works or plays in Rancho Cucamonga, with the next one scheduled for September 2018. The class teaches terrorism awareness, suspicious activity reporting, active shooter response, identification of improvised explosive devices, and basic treatment for traumatic injuries.

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In previous years, the standard was to lock down, block the door, turn off the lights, and stay quiet. Using the Department of Homeland Security's model, police and fire personnel now teach citizens the RUN, HIDE, FIGHT concept in conjunction with the White House's "Stop the Bleed" initiative. If terror strikes, fight back.

The Solution-Oriented Policing (SOP) Unit proactively focuses on strengthening partnerships with the community and businesses in our area and these classes are a part of that work. Follow the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department on social media for upcoming classes and other events.