Immersive and Dynamic Simulations for First Responders at The ACC Public Safety Training Center
Bridget Lott, the Logistics Manager of the facility will provide an insider’s view of this modern training center and how it is advancing emergency response decisions to meet our changing world dynamics. She will address how technologies are inputted to enhance decision-making skills and she will share innovative developments coming soon to ACC’s newest facility.
The Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) at Austin Community College is a state-of-the-art LEED Silver certified facility designed to augment training for the regional labor force and first responders’ skills. Since opening in 2018, over 100 public and private agencies involving more than 6,100 personnel have trained at the PSTC. Integrated within its 35 acres are an indoor 50 yard firearms range, an 8,000 square foot tactical training venue, and an emergency vehicle operations course customizable for real world exercises. The PSTC provides an opportunity for the Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Technician programs to enhance student learning through realistic and verifiable drills. Recently, a Central Texas request led to the development of a regional 911 Dispatch Training. It also brought eight college programs together to develop an interdisciplinary advanced drone certificate. The ongoing success of the ACC PSTC generates state and national attention and serves as a model for replication.
About our speaker:
Bridget Lott has dedicated over 35 years to serving others as a law enforcement professional, college educator, and community volunteer. In her 30 years as a member of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Bridget worked in offices throughout the state in field and administrative assignments, earning promotions through all ranks from officer to Chief. As an educator, she has taught both college students and adult learners for over 15 years. Among her achievements, Bridget successfully managed multiple statewide grants for the CHP relative to impaired and distracted driving, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and pedestrian safety and, occupant protection. She brought older driver safety to a state level, and she served as incident commander helping to restore order during protests in Oakland CA during the Occupy movement in 2011.
In her current position, Bridget serves the communities of Central Texas at Austin Community College as the Logistics Manager for the Public Safety Training Center (PSTC). Responsible for scheduling and operations management, Bridget is also actively engaged in creating curriculum for a multi discipline unmanned vehicle systems program. She is proud to work with others to provide training for college students, public safety officials and other organizations.
In addition to holding a master’s degree in Justice Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Bridget is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California Leadership Institute.
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