Law enforcement agencies across the nation continue to create strategies to help diffuse an active shooter incident in a school or other public place. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and all county fire departments will be coming together on Saturday, Feb. 23 to train for such an event at the Monterey Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer is looking forward to working with all emergency personnel in creating a plan to keep residents safe.
“We’re here to make a situation as realistic as we can,” explained Gayer. “We’re having students from both school corporations here in the county participate as actual students in a school situation. We’re using the Monterey Elementary School. We’re bringing all of these core elements into a one event and we’re going to see how we all work together.”
Other state departments will be participating in the training.
“This has gotten to so big now that we have people from the state and the Department of Homeland Security, and others, who are coming to observe and watch this training,” Gayer explained. “We’re anticipating about 200 people showing up that day.”