Vigilance Personal Safety Class a Success
On Sunday, January 27th IATSE Local 479 welcomed our members and their families, as well as our friends from the local film industry to a situational awareness workshop presented by experts from The Vigilance Group.
Retired military experts Moose Moore, Russ Bohlinger, and Patrick Terry worked with participants to outline the precepts of living safely in a dangerous world.
The event was well attended, with more than 70 people participating in one of three sessions centered around the skills of personal safety, focusing on the principles of vigilance, awareness, and skillful response.
These presentations provided knowledge for empowering attendees to avoid situations with potentially dangerous outcomes, and those in attendance were very engaged, participating with great enthusiasm.
Debra Nelson, National Board Member from SAG-AFTRA, provided an enthusiastic endorsement of the event:
I just wanted to thank you once again for arranging this vital training and opening it up to everyone in the industry. I learned a lot of new valuable information this morning and was reminded of some things that I had forgotten. My only regret is that more women were not there to learn how to protect themselves.
Myra Foy, Chair of the Local 479 Women’s Committee, wishes to thank all who participated in this very successful event and challenges her fellow members to participate in more of the training sessions offered by our Local.
A selection of photos from Sunday’s event can be found in an album on Local 479’s Facebook page (direct link), and all of the full-resolution images are available in an album on Google Photos (direct link).
IATSE Local 479’s Education Department worked in collaboration with the Local 479 Women’s Committee to bring this very special training session to our members.