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Emergency responders training for "active shooters"

You will be able to have a sense of security in knowing that your kids are safe in the Door County school system. On Tuesday, Door County law enforcement, EMS, and Fire Rescue departments gathered at the old Sunset Elementary School for a three-day active shooter training program. This program prepares emergency officials through various scenarios they might find during an active shooter emergency. Sturgeon Bay Police Sergeant Jason Albertson says that the emergency personnel will be going through multiple scenarios and drills to train on active preparedness over the three days.



Albertson adds that the training is really for “active killers” because it could include other threats than firearms.  Training begins with a simulation portraying a trainer as an active shooter; they then ran through their drill as an active situation. After the simulation, the drill trainers then go through an extensive briefing on the procedure and what improvements can be made. Albertson says this training is a necessity to prepare for worst-case scenarios that involve active shooters in any setting.  The six different four-hour training sessions allow a rotation of emergency personnel that works throughout Door County.  You can listen to the entire conversation with Sgt. Jason Albertson here. 





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