Officer Sam Reedy speaks on Active Shooter Awareness in April

Posted: Apr 07, 2018

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE SPC Past President (2012-2015)

Officer Reedy, Lubbock PD, speaks on Active Shooter at the April 2018 ASSE Meeting

On April 18, 2018 the ASSE South Plains Chapter welcomed special guest speaker, Detective Sam Reedy with the Lubbock Police Department, Community Intelligence Unit.  Officer Reedy spoke about a very important topic, Active Shooter Awareness.

Active shooter incidents are defined as those where an individual is “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area” this can include any type of weapon, and not only gun violence.

He emphasized the importance of preparedness, and having a plan so that we can survive.  Training for personnel can focus on the easy-to-remember mantra of “Run, Hide, Fight.”

  • Run – Have an escape route and have a plan in mind on where you will go.
  • Hide – Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block or lock doors. Silence cell phones.
  • Fight – Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter. Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.

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Greg Conner, JD and Ashley Ellis–Dotson, JD speak to local Environmental Health Professionals at TTUHSC

Posted: Feb 25, 2018

Greg Conner, JD, speaks at TTUHSC on investigations and building a case file.

On February 26, 2018, the ASSE South Plains Chapter welcomed special guests Greg Conner, BS, JD and Ashley Ellis–Dotson, BA, JD.

Both Greg and Ashley are Assistant City Attorney’s with the City of Lubbock and conduct a unique presentation on investigations, evidence collection and what it takes to build a case file.  Their presentation was free of charge and open to all local environmental health, pubic health and EHS professionals.

TTUHSC in Lubbock hosted the event and will be providing training certificates for those professionals in attendance needing continuing education credit.


Greg Conner, BS, JD and Ashley Ellis–Dotson, BA, JD, special guest speakers from the City of Lubbock. Thank you Greg and Ashley!!

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Cold Storage Safety the Topic for January 2018 Meeting

Posted: Feb 17, 2018

Rose Christina, Cold Storage Specialist with ThermoFisher speaks at the Lunch and Learn at TTUHSC.

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, Past President (2012-2015)

On January 16 the ASSE South plains Chapter welcomed Rose Christina, Cold Storage Specialist with ThermoFisher Scientific.  Kate McKee, Territory Sales Representative with ThermoFisher, coordinated Rose’s visit to Lubbock.

Rose was able to conduct two presentations, the first was a Lunch-and-Learn at TTUHSC; the second, an evening presentation for the South Plains Chapter.

She began her presentation by explaining that although cold storage refrigerators and freezers are not the most exciting piece of equipment in a lab or clinic, purchasing  laboratory-grade equipment will come with piece of mind knowing that critical samples and vaccines will not be destroyed because of temperature fluctuations which are common in home-use models.

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