District 7- Knox County

Knox County

Senator Richard Briggs

Requests for Assistance: 654

Total Contacts: 500

Training Participants: 1,058

Economic Impact: $16,530,480

Nine Knox County employees attended the County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a Knox County business won several government contracts worth more than $61 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Five Knoxville employees attended the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) The Aging Demographic – What is it and How Can Cities Prepare class. The purpose of this classis to recognize the size and characteristics of the aging community in cities, the effect this demographic will have on cities moving forward, and what cities are doing or can do to prepare for those upcoming needs.

Nine law enforcement officers from within Knox County participated in the Chemical Weapons Response course taught by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). The course included simulated chemical weapons laboratories, and participants learned what to do if a chemical weapon is used. Participants also learned to identify chemical weapons, evacuate scenes, collect hazardous materials and clean up laboratories.

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