Grand Traverse County firefighters and law enforcement training together to save more lives

  • Source: WGTU-TV Up North Live
  • Published: 01/10/2019 06:52 PM

Law enforcement officers are no longer the only ones wearing bullet proof vests. Firefighters and EMS in Grand Traverse County are also starting to wear them. First responders all across the country have put together a Rescue Task Force. One week after the Las Vegas massacre, the Traverse City Fire Chief Jim Tuller decided to meet with the Traverse City Police Chief Jeff O'Brien to talk about Rescue Task Force Training. Within a few months they started training together. Now, the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office is training with the rest of the fire departments in the county. "Historically in an active shooter situation, law enforcement has gone in and they go try and deal with the threat and the victims are not receiving any medical treatment," said Captain Chris Clark, with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office.


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