I bet that got your attention, huh?!
Seriously, a New Hampshire S.W.A.T. team IS going to be in Waterville Valley tonight for a session of the Citizen Public Safety Academy at 6 p.m.
Hosted by the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety at Town Hall, the CPSA is open to the public and FREE! Attend one session, or attend all six sessions. I know I can’t wait to attend tonight’s class with the S.W.A.T. team!
What do you do at CPSA?
The fun, informative and interactive classes cover topics like search and rescue with GPS and thermal imagers, the 9-1-1 system, and police, fire and ambulance procedures. Each class starts with an educational lecture. Afterwards attendees may practice handcuffing, baton training and firearms (utilizing training pistols designed to shoot marker paint at a target). You may get to don full protective gear and “be the cop” in a car stop scenario where you will have to make split second decisions in a use of force situation and decide whether to shoot or not shoot the actor assailant.
CPSA attendees will also become certified in the new “Hands Only” CPR and AED. Gaining first-hand knowledge of how a regular citizen can step forward during a cardiac emergency and make a difference in saving somebody’s life makes this class very worthwhile.
At the conclusion of the Academy, attendees will participate in an informal graduation and potluck barbecue held at the Waterville Valley station. The event serves as a station open house and equipment and vehicle display. All members will be able to take a ride in the bucket of the ladder truck.
Plan on attending tonight. Want more information? Contact Sharon Charron or Chief David Noyes at 603-236-8809.