TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two emergency response agencies will learn new skills to handle an active shooter situation.
WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Wednesday at the Florida Public Safety Institute.
The Tallahassee Police Department and the Tallahassee Fire Department is receiving the new training, all revolving around active shooter situations and providing emergency medical response.
The training was developed and is being hosted by the University of Miami Gordon Center.
It is designed to teach first responders the basic medical care to help save lives until EMS can safely enter a tactical scene.
The biggest bonus of the new training allows fire rescue teams to enter and provide medical care before the scene is completely secured.
It brings together United States Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care and lessons learned from recent shootings to teach interactive, hands-on skills and simulated scenarios.
Once the program is completed Wednesday, TPD and TFD will be able to train other nearby agencies.
That training kicks off at 8 a.m. Wednesday and lasts until 4 p.m. here at the Florida Public Safety Institute.