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Simulation: What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

Fort Myers Fire Department and Lee County Emergency Medical Services held an active shooter training exercise on Tuesday — and here’s what we learned after participating:

  • The goal is to get police to run towards gunfire and stop the killing
  • Police are trying to get the shooter to give up, run, and/or fire fight
  • Officials are trained to go past victims to search for the shooter (EMS will come in later)
  • The number one place for active shooter situations to happen is business not schools

They simulated a shooting scenario in close quarters that required tactical intervention, medical treatment and public safety precautions.

Additional reporting by Bo Evans and Anna Kohls