Center to offer several courses

The HF LearnSafety Firearms & Security Training Center in New Milford has announced its upcoming courses.

The Connecticut Security Officer Guard Card and Blue Card Armed Security Officer, First Aid Employment courses are held weekly. The eight-hour individual, one-day classes are required for the licensing of security guards in Connecticut.

The Security Officer Guard Card class is the pre-employment course. Additionally, armed security officer candidates are required to complete the eight-hour Armed Security Officer Blue Card class and have their Connecticut pistol permits.

HF LearnSafety also provides the Connecticut State Pistol Safety Permit Class in order to obtain a pistol permit.

All courses are taught by Herb Furhman, a Connecticut Police Academy instructor.

For veterans, the courses and the annual blue card re-certification class through HFLS are 100 percent reimbursable for qualifying veterans under the GI Bill and Department of Veterans Affairs.

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American Red Cross first aid, CPR/AED classes are provided to security officers, health care workers and the general community at the center as well, with the next course set for Aug. 12.

Fundamentals of Handcuffing, OC Spray and Police Baton Training is conducted quarterly, with the next course Aug. 11. The nine-hour, one-day, basic course covers the types, styles, applications and carry techniques of handcuffs, batons and O.C. irritant sprays for security officers, animal control officers, bail enforcement agents and correctional officers.

The course, which is in use at the CT Police Academy and taught by Furhman, includes a review of the legitimate use of force as embodied in constitutional, state and case law.

The Connecticut Bail Enforcement Agent Criminal Justice and BEA Firearms courses are taught monthly.

The two courses are required for those who wish to become bail enforcement agents (bounty hunters) in Connecticut and for bail bondsmen and bail enforcement agents who wish to carry a firearm.

Students should bring their firearm and ammunition to the firearm class for qualification and certification through the Connecticut State Police. They will learn about federal and state case laws and the legitimate uses of force to apprehend those wanted by the courts and bail bondsman.

Annual re-certification classes for armed bail enforcement agents are also provided.

For information on classes, registration and more, call the 315 Litchfield Road center at 203-947-4327 or visit www.hflearnsafety.