FIU police conduct emergency response training (includes video story)

Gun violence across the United States has called for heightened security measures on college campuses.

On May 15, a communication was sent to all Florida International University students, faculty and staff reminding them of an active shooter response training for today.

Training was divided into three parts. In the first, Sgt. Jose Ramirez spoke to attendees, explaining the run, hide and fight techniques. The officer followed with a presentation explaining how to stop intense bleeding for a life-threatening wound.

The final portion of the program consisted of drills with realistic gunshot simulations and police activity.

If you witness any suspicious activity on campus at any time, immediately contact university police at 305-348-5911 or dial 9-1-1.

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Samantha Gutierrez is a student journalist majoring in Digital Communication and Media. As a bilingual reporter, she enjoys covering stories about her diverse Miami community. With a strong passion for broadcasting, she aspires to pursue a career as a multimedia journalist in South Florida.