- ABOUT US
- ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
- PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- BERKS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Join us on Wednesday, October 10th, for the 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium: Active Shooter Response Survival Guidelines + Practical Applications. This free seminar will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading (701 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601). The seminar is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. School teams of administrators, counselors, psychologists, nurses, and mental health and community partners are invited to attend.
Educators can earn 3 ACT 48 hours for the session.
Lieutenant Jack Cambria will share the skills used by hostage and crisis negotiators in defusing high-crisis encounters. Lt. Cambria is a retired member of the New York City Police Department who has contributed 33-1/2 years of exemplary service. He served for 16 years in the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), whose primary focus is to provide Rescue, Tactical, (SWAT) and Counter-Terrorism services to the City of New York.
In addition to responding to and serving on many high profile assignments, he worked as a Rescue Team Manager on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue NY Task Force. Because of his solid foundation and achievements, he was selected to command the NYPD’s elite Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) during the last 14 years of his career.
Lt. Cambria has and continues to conduct training for many international, federal, state, and local law enforcement and corporate agencies. He has also served as a technical consultant in the entertainment industry, where he advised on major motion pictures and television series.
The Practical Applications portion of the seminar will be presented by John Baker, CPP. John Baker, CPP, leads IU13’s safety and security initiatives. He has over 25 years of safety and security experience working with a broad range of clients from small businesses to government agencies. John is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
Sponsored by the Berks County MH/DD Program, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, the Berks County Chiefs of Police, the PA Fraternal Order of Polices, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit.