Tag Archives: training

Hear gunfire? Md. med students doing combat casualty training

BETHESDA — Medical students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda are taking part in combat casualty training. Officials said in a statement that the training at the school, which is run by the federal government ...

Read More »

Baltimore’s barriers: Job seekers face rough path, study finds

Job Fair

Challenging commutes, low education levels, criminal records and insufficient training opportunities. These are a few of the big problems facing jobs seekers in the Baltimore region, according to a new study from the Opportunity Collaborative, and they tend to come as a package deal.

Read More »

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Instructor Michelle Monzo, left, and Lower Merion Township police officer Joe Smith, right, talk into the ears of police officer Matt Dougherty during a training simulation in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely. But Lower Merion Township police officer Matthew Freind used his mental health training to calmly talk to the man and defuse the crisis.

Read More »