Joint training exercises for the Gwinnett County Police and Fire departments will continue at Mill Creek High School through July 9.
The point of the exercises is to better prepare public safety personnel to respond to an "active shooter" incident -- a situation in which a person is actively trying to kill people in a confined and populated area. The term "active shooter" is not limited just to individuals armed with a firearm. It can also include explosives and edged weapons.
Volunteers for the exercise will be asked to play various roles such as injured victims or people fleeing or hiding from the active shooter.
The exercises will take place May 30 until July 9, Monday through Friday, from 12:30 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older and a Gwinnett County resident. Volunteers ages 15-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent.
Training lasts from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers should sign in upon arrival at the high school and will be asked to sign out when leaving.
Volunteers, along with police and fire personnel, will be required to wear masks during the training as a safety precaution due to the use of simunitions (non-lethal training ammunition) during the exercise.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Cpl. G. Behlmann at 404-975-8132 or email@example.com.
Mill Creek High School is located at 4400 Braselton Highway, Hoschton.
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