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District Supports Life-Saving Safety Strategies

Pictured: Wes Davis (Plum EMT), Sgt. J.C. Miller (Plum PD), Chief Clyde Parry (Coral Springs PD),Timothy Hanna (Supervisor, Plum School Police) and Brian Maloney (Director, Plum EMS).

Lockdown drills and life-saving bleeding control training can help secure the safety of those in confined and populated areas, and ultimately help save lives. The Coral Springs Police Department says these rescue techniques are just as reliable now as they were on February 14, 2018 during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School event.

Chief Clyde Parry, a 33-year veteran of the Coral Springs Police Department, gave a presentation at Westmoreland County Community College on the tragic event’s two-year anniversary. He shared his department’s preparation, response, and lessons learned from the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while stressing the importance of lockdown drills. He shared how the students who were in classrooms on lockdown suffered no casualties.

Those in attendance included law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, emergency management personnel, and school administrators — those responsible for the planning, preparation, and response to a mass casualty event at a K-12 school. Plum Boro first responders and District supervisor of police were also in attendance, building cooperative and trusting relationships to achieve our number one goal, keeping our students safe.

Supervisor of Plum School Police Officer Tim Hanna says, “The presentation gave me the opportunity to get an inside look at the Coral Springs Police Department’s strategies, affirming the efforts being made in the Plum Borough School District.”

The Coral Springs Police Department were recipients of the “Life Saving Award” from the Florida Police Chiefs Association.


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