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6 Top Facts About Adult Learning Theory

There are many great educators and they all have one thing in common. It is not that they are the best among the best in their own field. Instead, they are the ones who know best how to facilitate learning. Teachers may be experts in their respective niche, but if they do not possess the…

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Rescue Task Force – Regional Responders Practice for After an Active Shooter

In Johnson County, emergency responders from around the region are training for an active shooter situation. The training happened Wednesday at West High School in Iowa City. It takes place after the threat has been neutralized, so that emergency response crews know what to do next. Experts say in a shooting situation, the first step…

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Robots Used Locally for Police Surveillance

When the suspect in last week’s fatal killing of five police officers in Dallas was killed by an explosive strapped to a remote-controlled robot, its use prompted scrutiny in the national media. The incident has raised questions about indirect lethal encounters with police in a national moment heightened by interest in — and criticism of…

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Local Law Enforcement inspire Blue Lives Matter Legislation

Louisiana is the only state in the nation with a law making certain crimes against police officers hate crimes. Wisconsin is trying to become the second. A few weeks before the killings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, law enforcement from Brown and Oconto Counties approached state Representative Dave Steffen and asked for his help….

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Law Officers, Fire Rescue Task Force: Active Shooter Drill

For years, law enforcement officers have trained together to practice and perfect their response to an active shooter incident. Now, with the formation of a Rescue Task Force, Fire and EMS personnel will join that group, reaching victims even sooner. “Unlike previous approaches where Fire and EMS would wait and stage until the area is…

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How Close is too Close to Active Shootings? Hard Question for Orlando Paramedics

When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club. In active-shooting cases, recent federal guidelines call for medics to put on body armour and go into potentially dangerous situations alongside police officers when possible. But paramedics Josh Granada and Carlos Tavarez…

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Rescue Task Force Training Enhances Response To Mass Casualty Situations

Rescue Task Force (RTF) program training in Delaware was created to enhance response to potential mass casualty situations. Ocean View Police, Millville Fire Company and Sussex County EMS have been training together for years in case a situation ever arises. To date, over fifty area first- responders have been trained to operate as members of…

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Case Study Learning: Enhancing Learning Through Immediate Application

Adults often learn differently from children, and we have different motivations for learning. Typically, we learn new skills because we want to. We recognize the need to learn and grow, and we usually need – or want – to apply our newfound knowledge soon after we’ve learned it. A popular theory of adult learning is…

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Possibility of Active Shooter Fact of Life in Many Communities

This month, a gunman killed 49 and injured another 53 in a mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and once again bringing the possibility of such an incident into the forefront of public discussion. The possibility of a mass shooting, or an incident involving an…

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Louisiana Governor Signs Hate-Crime Protection Law for Fire, EMS, Police

Law now allows prosecutors to seek stronger penalties when first responders are targeted BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, whose family includes four generations of sheriffs, signed the law…

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