City of Southfield and Southfield Community Coalition to present ‘Community Response to Active Shooter Events’ safety presentation

November 30, 2019

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Event will include live interactive simulation as well as FEMA medical response info

The city of Southfield and the Southfield Community Coalition will present a “Community Response to Active Shooter Events” safety presentation on Thursday, December 12 from 6-9 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

This interactive presentation by Detroit Police Department Detective Brian Fountain will include live simulations of active shooter situations and potentially life-saving information on what precautions and actions to take should such an event occur.

Southfield Fire Department Captain Melissa Medici will also present the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) “You Are the Help Until Help Arrives” training program which outlines five simple steps that everyone can take to help save lives during life-threatening emergencies. Participants in this training will also be eligible to receive a certificate of completion online.

“Unfortunately, these types of active shooter events are becoming increasingly more common,” commented Southfield Chief of Police Elvin Barren. “Community awareness, safety information and proactive precautions are vitally important to help prepare and mitigate such incidents. Every resident should plan to attend this presentation to learn how they can potentially save themselves and others during an active shooter situation.”

There will be an intermission between the two presentations as well as an opportunity for questions and answers following. * Attendees are advised that some content may not be suitable for young children. 

For more information, contact the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5300, e-mail the Coalition at or visit