FSLH to Host Presentation on Active Shooter and High Threat Incident Response

Media Contact: 
Lindsay Mogle
Communications Specialist
(315) 624-5602
Release Date: 
Jan 15, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Regional Rehabilitation Center will host “Healthcare Employee Considerations for Active Shooter and High Threat Incidents” from 5pm to 7pm in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.

Cost to attend is $20 to be paid at the event. Seating is limited and you can register by emailing sgustavs@mvnhealth.com or calling (315) 624-5462.

Brad Vrooman will discuss the operational considerations in active shooter and high threat incidents that have been developed to further the United States’ Department of Homeland Security and Fire Administration’s guidelines at the regional level. He will review the 2013 guidelines and procedures for these events with regard to the immediate treatment of victims.

Vrooman works for the New York State Division of Homeland Security, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, in the Special Operations Branch as a technical rescue instructor, specializing in swift water, cell tower and high angle rescue. Vrooman works as a paramedic supervisor at Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps in Mohawk, New York, and serves on the Midstate EMS Paramedic Advisory Council, as well as serving as a paramedic mentor and instructor for the Herkimer County Community College Paramedic Program. He is a certified law enforcement tactical emergency casualty care instructor, and a co-developer of the MOVAC Medical Response Team, a team of tactical medics trained jointly with law enforcement special response teams in the Mohawk Valley in preparation for active shooter and other high threat, mass casualty incidents.

New York State Continuing Education Units (NYS CEU) will be provided for all physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants are welcome to attend and will receive a certificate of participation to submit to the appropriate organizations to receive credit.