More than 100 first-responders are practicing an active-shooter scenario at the Washington State Fair Events Center today.
“The purpose of this exercise is to develop participant skills and to improve communication among agencies during the response to a violent incident,” according to a Pierce County news release.
The training exercise includes protocols for responding to violence, wound management, patrol breaching, explosive ordinance disposal identification and school response guidelines.
It is co-sponsored by the county’s Department of Emergency Management and Pierce County Fire & Law Cooperative Training Committee. Grant monies from the Department of Homeland Security are funding the training.