Future healthcare professionals learned personal safety and self-defense tactics as part of their Medical Health Science class recently at the Center for Academic Achievement.
In a collaboration with the Project Blue Eagle Signature Program, Anthony Palmisano, Police Science and Project Blue Eagle instructor, presented information and techniques to the students. The collaboration gave students the opportunity to learn new skills and ways to make safety a top priority in any environment.
Palmisano shared with the students that planning is the first step in preventing a potentially unsafe scenario. He encouraged the students to always be aware, have an exit plan and use good judgement. Another suggestion was to avoid distractions when walking to or from their cars.
“I know we are all in a hurry and oftentimes arrive on time,” said Palmisano. “But arriving just a few minutes early to familiarize yourself with your location can be your best defense. Know the address of your location, and take the time to find that out and put it in your phone.”
Before the conclusion of the collaboration, Palmisano also gave the students an opportunity to practice some of the self-defense tactics he recommended.