Area police train for mass shooting situation
The WTMJ News Team
Photo: Video by tmj4.com
PEWAUKEE - Dozens of local law enforcement trained for a mass shooting catastrophe Sunday, and what happened in Colorado, was fresh on their minds.
A mass casualty drill was held at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee Sunday.
Student police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses and EMT's were preparing for major emergencies.
"It's to prepare for situations similar to what happened in Colorado," said Mike Kranz of the Mequon police. "So that we can get patient care to the scene quicker and hopefully handle some injuries, save lives out in the field and pre-hospital."
The exercise's plot was familiar.
"This was an active shooter," said Chad Stiles of the Waukesha County Technical College. "A lone gunman, with a fully automatic rifle taking out persons, much like what happened in the theater."
It's the best practice many of these first responders will get short of a real emergency.
Sunday's drill was actully planned before friday's mass shooting in Colorado.