Federation to hold Active Shooter Training on June 23

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold an Active Shooter Training with Captain Christopher Streno of the Vestal Police Department on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 pm, at Temple Israel, 4737 Deerfield Place, Vestal. The training is a follow-up to the Security Seminar the Federation held on May 12. To register for the event, contact the Federation at 724-2332 or director@jfgb.org, or visit www.jfgb.org.

“Sadly, we are living in an era that requires all people in this country to be vigilant of their surroundings,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “No matter how many security measures we have in place, if we wish to be a welcoming community, we risk having a terror attack. The important thing is to know what to do if, God forbid, that does happen. We hope and pray never to have to put what we learn into practice, but it is clear that the best thing we can do is be prepared.” 

Streno, who spoke at the Security Seminar, has more than 30 years of experience working in law enforcement. His skills include hostage negotiation, crime prevention and community policing. He will outline steps people should take if they are in an active shooter situation. 
“What could be more important than learning how to save your life or the life of someone else? Please make it a priority to join us for this important training,” Hubal added. “Help us to protect each other.”