OBSERVATIONS IN TRENDS AMONG LTC STUDENTS
I am but one instructor, who teaches maybe six LTC courses a year. But here are the trends I am noticing as the last year or so:
MONTHLY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING IN AUSTIN WITH ADRN STARTS OCTOBER 11
This is big news – The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is hosting some great preparedness training opportunities.
First, make sure to register for the I AM Ready Preparedness Conference on September 27-29. Emergency medicine, food production, civil unrest, emotional readiness, and other topics will be discussed. I plan to attend. I hope to see you there!
Next, ADRN is in the process of creating monthly training opportunities to help people get better prepared. These will be held on the second Thursday of the month, starting October 11, at Riverbend Church on 360. More information will be forthcoming. I want to make sure those of you who are interested get this on your calendar….especially the fact it will be every second Thursday.
I will be helping out with the monthly preparedness training. For those of you who have been asking for a monthly preparedness get together to hear presentations and learn new skills, this is what you are looking for.
MORE TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE ALLOWING STAFF TO CARRY FIREARMS
As of last month, 217 school districts in Texas allowed staff to carry firearms. There were only 172 in February. That’s a 26 percent increase in two to three months.
Note that the Texas Association of School Boards anticipates more schools will move to the armed staff model in response to the Santa Fe High School shooting.
In case you are wondering, there are 1,023 ISDs in Texas. Now, 21 percent of them allow for armed staff.
NEXT THREE MONTHS: WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL
Here are the latest forecasts from the National Climate Prediction Center. This was issued yesterday.
The rains we’ve had of late are helping reduce our wildfire risk, but please note the official forecast for the rest of summer calls for hotter and drier weather. Please be mindful of the heat risks while outdoors as well as the wildfire risks.
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