Active shooter training set for Maysville

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]m

Maysville will be the site of one session of active shooter training offered by Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Kentucky Fire Commission State Fire Rescue Training.

The session will be conducted on May 16, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Maysville Fire Department Training Building on Martha Comer Drive.

Recent incidents involving school shootings prompted the training, officials said.

“Due to the recent events that have happened across our nations, State Fire Rescue Training, through the fire commission, will be conducting awareness level training in active shooting incidents,” according to information from a press release.

The course is approximately three hours long and is designed to create awareness and stimulate discussion, officials said.

Topics covered during the course will include:

— Tactical Emergency Casualty Care principles and practices.

— Pre-incident planning and establishing standard operating procedures.

— Best response principles and practices.

— TECC skills used in active shooter events.

— Techniques for casualty evacuation during active shooter events.

“This program is not designed to make everyone a law enforcement officer, but is designed to illustrate a standard response to incidents involving active shooters fro all disciplines,” officials said.

The training targets EMS responders, firefighters, emergency management, law enforcement agencies, school administrators and church administrators.

Training sessions are also planned for Morehead and Mount Sterling.

For more information contact Duane Suttles at 606-922-7671.

Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]