NCMC speaker will discuss safety, prevention of public shootings


Mike Clumpner
Mike Clumpner

North Central Michigan College’s Lecture Series will present a lecture on community awareness in the face of active shooter events. Dr. Mike Clumpner, a 25-year veteran of public safety and president and CEO of Threat Suppression, Inc., will speak on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in North Central’s Iron Horse Café (cafeteria) in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The public is bombarded with media stories about active shooter events in schools, churches, malls, movie theaters and more. Dr. Clumpner will discuss civilian personal safety and how to prevent dangerous encounters using awareness and recognition.

Dr. Clumpner’s experience also includes 24 years in the fire services, 21 years as a paramedic and seven years in law enforcement special operations.

Mike is the co-chair of the North Carolina Active Shooter/Active Assailant Work Group and he chairs the Fire Service Subcommittee with the Work Group.

He has his doctoral degree in homeland security leadership and policy.

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Tickets are available in Petoskey at the North Central Michigan College Welcome Desk in the main administrative building, in the College Library and in the College Store in the Student and Community Resource Center.

They are also available at the College’s Gaylord and Cheboygan offices.

For more information, call 231-439-6225.

Dr. Clumpner will be leading a workshop on joint public safety response to active shooter events on March 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Central.

This workshop is for active public safety members, city/county officials and public/private school administrators.

For information about this workshop, email Shawn