Week 2 of VictoriaREADY course begins tonight


Week 2 of the Victoria Ready course takes place tonight at the Emergency Operations Center inside the Victoria County Annex.

Each week, law enforcement and emergency offices teach and train members of the public to prepare them in the event of an emergency.

Tonight, July 30th, the Victoria Police Department will provide classes on active shooter awareness, personal safety and auto theft prevention.

The class begins at 6 and ends at 9 pm.

You can call Officer John Turner at 361-485-3811 for more details.

Original Story 6/24:

It’s too late to seek training when you find yourself face to face with a disaster. The time to prepare is now.

Unfortunately, we never know when a disaster will strike. This is why Victoria emergency response agencies have partnered to help you become more prepared.

VictoriaREADY is a FREE 6-week program that addresses the most common threats in our area as well as many other topics of concern.

Classes will consist of:

Disaster/Hurricane Preparedness and Terrorism Awareness

-presented by Victoria Emergency Management

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events and Personal Safety/Home Security -presented by Victoria Police Department
Hands Only CPR and Stop the Bleed/Tourniquet Training

-presented by Victoria Fire Department

Firearm Safety/Legalities, Identity Theft and Border Security Information

-presented by Victoria County Sheriff’s Office

Disaster Psychology

-presented by Gulf Bend Center

P.A.S.S. and Fire Extinguisher Safety

-presented Victoria County Fire Department

Completion of this course will satisfy all requirements for graduates to participate in Victoria’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Classes are held one day per week from 6-9pm beginning July 23. For more information contact John Turner with the Victoria Police Department at 485-3811 jtturner@victoriatx.org or Jena West with the Victoria Office of Emergency Management at 580-5770 jwest@victoriatxoem.org

We have no control over our environment, but we have complete control over how we respond to it.

The information in this article was sent in a press release by John Turner, Senior Police Officer with the Victoria Police Department.