Benton Fire Department involved in county-wide active shooter drills for first time

  • Source: KARK-TV NBC 4 Little Rock
  • Published: 06/22/2022 04:46 PM

It’s been three days of active shooter training for Saline County law enforcement as officers and deputies learn what to do when an emergency hits home. But this year, some new faces are joining the drills: firefighters from Benton focused on helping victims and saving lives. When the first call to 911 is made, it all boils down to two goals – stop the shooting and save the lives of victims at the scene. That second goal is the focus of paramedics, now working hand in hand with officers during realistic active shooter drills to learn what to do. For the first time in Benton’s annual active shooter training, the Benton Fire Department has joined the ranks – providing a new service not previously seen: medical aid to victims as soon as possible, on the scene just moments after a nightmare comes to life.


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