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Multiple local agencies train for potential threats

Posted: 6:23 PM, Apr 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 19:23:52-04

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — The Brown County Sheriff's Office is working with local law enforcement and emergency responders to train for emergencies.

This training has been happening throughout the last few months to ensure everyone is using the same language and same response protocol during an integrated threat. Authorities tell us active shooters are a main topic, but also other potential threats, like fires that would prevent law enforcement from getting in somewhere, or explosives.

"Ultimately our concern is the service that we deliver to the community,” said Alan Matzke, The Fire Chief in the City of De Pere. “So, I would hope that our community would see that we're really reaching out, digging deep to collaborate to give them the best potential opportunity that they could in the event, unfortunate event that one of these things would happen.”

During these scenarios, students were training to stop any potential threat while also caring for anyone who may need medical help.

Authorities say this is the training they've brought police, fire and ems together to train like this they say once everyone is trained, they expect to do this on a semiannual or annual basis