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"Shots fired" active shooter and hostile situation training

The Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, and Gold Cross participated in a special training.

Posted: May 8, 2018 10:52 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- "Shots fired!" An officer shouted before recruit officers and firefighters dragged a live actor's body around a corner to shelter him from the 'active shooter'. 

Training like this between RPD, RFD, and Gold Cross take place about once or twice a year. However, one officer with RPD tells KIMT they are going to start doing more training like this because no one call is ever the same. He also adds, "We can never be too prepared". 

Mike Buss is a recruit with the Rochester Fire Department. He will be graduating on May 23rd. He knows just how crucial building relationships between all service men and women is. "The more that we do this and the more that we train together on this particular program, it improves our communication and it allows us to work better not only in the hostile events and active shooter scenes but every single call we go on every day."

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