Lake Geneva firefigher/EMTs train with ballistic gear

  • Source: Lake Geneva News
  • Published: 11/22/2016 01:49 AM

Firefighter/EMTs are used to running toward fire rather than away from it. But one kind of fire they've traditionally not trained for is gunfire. That's changing. With an increase in active-shooter situations, EMTs are now sheathing themselves in the same kind of protection usually seen on SWAT team members. It's equipment that no one wants to see used. But if it's needed, Lake Geneva Fire Chief John Peters and Police Sgt. Dan Derrick want to make sure it's available.


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