Federation to hold security educational programs in Oneonta on June 9

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a Countering Active Threat Training and a “Stop the Bleed” program on Sunday, June 9, at Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta, beginning at 10 am. Mark Henderson, Secure Community Network regional advisor, will lead the programs. Henderson has been coordinating security trainings with help from the Secure Community Network, the national Homeland Security initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Refreshments will be served. To register for the program, contact Ron Feldstein at megaceo98@gmail.com.

“Security has become a top priority and we are committed to helping smaller communities like Oneonta to improve their security posture,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. 

The Countering Active Threat Training is a comprehensive training program that teaches how to counter an active threat event. It was developed for faith-based institutions and houses of worship. Its learning objectives include: 

  • Learning to know when there is an active threat. 
  • Understanding the difference between security and safety.
  • Developing a better understanding of active threat incidents.
  • Explaining appropriate modes of action to use during an active shooter incident, including “run, hide, fight.”
  • Understanding how to prepare for an active threat event.
  • How to respond to law enforcement’s arrival.
  • Recognizing the importance of additional trainings, such as the “Stop the Bleed” program.
  • Being able to commit to action during an active threat event.

The “Stop the Bleed” program is designed to enable trained bystanders to take life-saving action if needed until professional help can arrive following an accident, mass shooting or other acts of violence. Instructors focus on training people in all walks of life to become immediate responders.