Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce 
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As the number of active shooter incidents continues to rise every year - with nearly two thirds occurring in businesses - active shooter preparation and training is becoming an essential emergency response component for organizations of all shapes and sizes. This introductory course will empower you with the strategies and procedures you need to proactively plan for and respond to an active shooter incident. You'll gain a better understanding of active shooter characteristics and indicators of potentially violent behavior, work through planning strategies to better engage with your space, and apply appropriate response techniques during an incident to reduce your freeze time and react faster. This includes learning proper procedures for escaping, barricading and locking down, using improvised weapons, and accurately reporting to responding law enforcement personnel. The knowledge gained will be the first step to helping you safeguard your life and the lives of others.

Earn recertification credits towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) (1 PDU). BSIS Refresher Training (1 hour).

These courses are:
  • Online & Mobile
  • Cloud-based Tracking
  • Completion Certificate
  • Interactive & Engaging
Courses are presented for educational purposes only and are intended only as a general overview. These courses do not constitute legal advice. These courses do not constitute solicitation for services. This does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should always contact an attorney for legal advice. These courses are distributed without any warranty and are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event unless required by applicable law, is the author liable for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the content of this program. These courses are not intended to cover every aspect of the subject matter covered.
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Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement:

To create a neutral and inclusive platform that helps business better market their products and services.  To facilitate the creation of relationships between those organizations and individuals that want to make Barstow a better place to live, work, and have a business.  To help organizations navigate business law, economic changes, and new marketing techniques now and into the future.
Quick Links

Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 698
Barstow, CA 92312
T el: (760) 256-8617

Eugene Butticci


Rachelle Flores  -
Silver Star Consulting

Elena Rivera  - 
Vice President
Greater Hope Foundation

Andi Flores
Chief Financial Officer
Stewart's Business & Tax Service

Anne-Shirley Schreiner - 
S.A.F.E. Coalition

Bill Comb
Desert West Media
Senior Advisor

DeeDe Crigler
Mojave Valley United Way

Jack Marshall
Comfort Suites

Marie Massey
Harris Corporation

Billy Rosenberg
Barstow Station

Premier Members

Chamber Committee's

Tourism Committee
Cherry Langston- Chairperson
11:00 pm
Second Thursday of the month
Rosita's Restaurant
540 West Main Street
Barstow, California 92311

Military Affairs Committee
Bob Lucas - Chairmperson
8:00 am
Second Tuesday of the month
(Dark for December)
Quality Inn
1520 East Main Street
Barstow, California 92311
(Dark December)

Economic Development Committee
Diane Flores - Chairperson
8:00 am
Last Wednesday of the month
(Dark for November & December)
City of Barstow
220 East Mountain View
Barstow, California 92311
(Dark November/December)

Ambassador Committee
Elena Rivera - Chairperson
5:30 pm
Last Wednesday of the month
Location varies
call chamber office for more information