SUNY Broome Criminal Justice & Emergency Services Adjunct Instructor Joe Julian and Assistant Professor Leigh Morrissey took a group of students from the Criminal Justice & Emergency Services Student Association (CJESSA) to the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in Oriskany on May 11, 2018.
This facility provides first responders (law enforcement officers, fire, EMT, homeland security and military officials) with practical training to “effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from” terrorist and natural disasters, featuring simulation at the highest level. Realistic training scenarios often include various departments learning to work together with actors playing victims in Hollywood style make-up. This facility is recognized as one of the finest state operated centers in the United States.
CJESSA students were able to view the various training areas of the facility including the Cityscape (built like a movie set) where mock active shooting and bomb scenarios occur, the new swift water rescue area, and numerous other training areas. At the end of the tour, the group entered the main building where beams from World Trade Center remind everyone of the sacrifice made by so many on 9-11.
This is the third visit made by CJESSA and we hope it can continue each year. This opportunity provides invaluable experience to our students who are interested in careers in the field of criminal justice and emergency services.
CJESSA would like to thank: Adjunct Instructor Joe Julian (lead faculty advisor to CJESSA) and Assistant Professor Leigh Morrissey (faculty advisor to CJESSA) along with SPTC Instructors Bob Stallman, Todd Fortis and Gerry Morton for this great out-of-the-classroom learning experience.
If you are interested in joining CJESSA in the fall, please contact Instructor Joe Julian at firstname.lastname@example.org.