Have you ever wondered how you would react if someone who was armed and
dangerous walked into a building while you were there? A special
program entitled “Shots Fired,” will help answer those questions during
an information session at Edison Community College.
Hold “Shots Fired” Emergency Information Session
January 22, 2012
The program will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and will be offered at 10
a.m. and 7 p.m. Both programs will be held in the Edison Theater on the
Piqua campus. The program will include a video and a discussion
centered around how to protect yourself in a variety of scenarios
involving active shooters.
Among the topics that will be discussed during the program are how to
develop a survival mindset, courses of action, law enforcement
response, the distinctions between an active shooter and a hostage
situation, and how to identify behaviors in a person that could become
a shooter and prevention.
The program will be presented by Commander Joseph Mahan of the Edison
Community College Police Academy. Mahan has over 30 years of experience
in law enforcement, including having served as the chief deputy for the
Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, Mahan is the president of
The Ohio Police and Fire Games and also teaches academic classes
periodically for the criminal justice program at Edison. He also has
experience in firearms instruction.
Dan Reke, vice president of administration and finance at Edison will
introduce Mahan and will briefly discuss campus security at Edison
including Edison Alerts, which can notify subscribers of emergency
conditions via phone text messages.
In addition to the video, there will be a discussion and a question and
answer session during which individuals can inquire about this
important topic and how to protect themselves in an emergency.
The program is free and open to the public. However, due to the
sensitive nature of the program, it is requested that no one under 18
years of age attend the program, unless they are in the Post-Secondary
Enrollment Option Program (PSEOP) at Edison.
While the program is free, donations are welcome for the first annual
Phi Theta Kappa Student of Promise Scholarship that is being offered
for non-traditional students with a 3.00 cumulative GPA who are Edison
students. They do not have to be members of Phi Theta Kappa to apply.
Refreshments will be served following the program. Parking is available
at the main entrance and at the north entrance facing the Upper Valley
Career Center (formerly Upper Valley JVS).
The program is being sponsored by Alpha Lambda Eta, the Edison Chapter
of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the honor society of
the two-year college. Students who are accepted into Phi Theta Kappa
must have a 3.50 GPA.