OSAGE | On July 9 and 10, Mitchell County Emergency Management hosted an Active Attack Integrated Response Course.
This two day course provided a model framework for law enforcement officials, fire and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack/shooter event through the rescue task force concept.
The Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Team instructed approximately 30 area deputies, officers, ambulance personnel/first responders and 911 dispatchers.
This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of these types of incidents and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, 911 dispatchers and emergency medical services.
Those in attendance were Mitchell County Ambulance personnel, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Deputies and 911 Dispatchers, Osage Fire & Rescue, Osage Police Department, Riceville Ambulance, St. Ansgar First Responders and St. Ansgar Police Department.
Also in attendance were officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa State Patrol.