HCFCU to Sponsor ‘Active Shooter’ Seminar

November 15, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated November 15, 1:42 PM
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Big Island Now stock photo. July 2016.

Big Island Now stock photo. July 2016.

Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) will present a seminar to help educate Hawai‘i Island residents and visitors on how to protect themselves if they’re ever in a life-threatening situation involving violence.

“Active Shooter: Protecting Yourself & Things to Know” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at HCFCU’s Kaloko facility in Kailua Kona) in the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

An increasing number of communities across the nation losing family, friends and neighbors to random violence.

“It’s important for the sake of our families and friends that we take a proactive role in keeping our communities safe,” said Tricia Buskirk, HCFCU president and CEO. “These seminars provide key information on what to do and how to safeguard ourselves and our loved ones.”

Conducted by Lt. Thomas Shopay, commander, and Sgt. Greg Yamada, both of the Special Response Team of the Hawai‘i Police Department, the seminar will provide awareness to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter an active shooter or other active-violence situation.


To register for this free seminar, or for additional information, contact HCFCU at (808) 930-7700 or [email protected]. Seating is limited.


HCFCU’s Kaloko facility  is located at 73-5611 Olowalu St., in Kailua-Kona.

HCFCU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its over 40,000 member/owners with branches in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; online and mobile banking; investment services; youth programs and supports numerous Hawaii Island programs and events. Visit

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