Martin, Miranda and Hernan recently shared an eye opening experience they won’t soon forget: volunteering as extras in “Run, Fight, Hide, and Persons with Disabilities,” an active shooter safety training video. Esteban Miranda, a D.E.S.I. Community Educator, said the clients relished the opportunity to “step outside their shells” and see what it was like to make a film– while learning invaluable safety advice.

After the production was complete, the clients enjoyed attending film premier at the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium (100 W. 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

“[Hernan] was very excited to be [at the film premiere].  

He said that he enjoyed spending time in the fancy theater and seeing his fellow D.E.S.I. clients on the big screen!”

-D.E.S.I. Community Educator Esteban Miranda

Hernan and his peers received commemoration from the Los Angeles Police Department for their participation in this important endeavor.

The project was a collaboration between LA CityView 35, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, LAPD, and the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability to highlight how you can use your abilities to survive an active shooter incident. LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala narrates this informative guide which is applicable to everyone, including persons with disabilities and individuals with access and functional needs.

You can check out the video right now on YouTube.

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