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Edison To Hold “Shots Fired” Emergency Information Session  
January  22, 2012 

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.

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.

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