Ashland Emergency Teams Stay Prepared With Training Exercise

  • 5/9/2018 7:15:29 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - In a joint partnership with the Ashland Fire Department, the Ashland Police and several State Troopers engaged in a training exercise at Ashland Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, helping all of the emergency response teams be more prepared in the event of violence in the area.

"What we're actually working on today is high-risk distraction protocol," said Officer Jonathan Kohler of the Ashland Police Department. "Basically, it allows us to get into a situation where there's a threat of violence to EMS personnel - get in faster, get those casualties out quicker, and get the care that they need so that we don't lose any lives while we're trying to clear things."

While several of the exercises are kept private for safety reasons, some of the techniques displayed were clearing areas of threats and ways to transport injured persons.

Exercises will continue as different training techniques evolve and become more comprehensive for additional safety measures.

The training is invaluable to emergency crews, as the threat of violence is always a possibility - even in smaller areas.

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