American and Italian first responders work plans together to defeat active-shooter

Apr 24, 2018 1281

American and Italian first responders gathered at headquarters, United States Army Garrison Italy April 12 to walk through an active-shooter scenario where teamwork is necessary to defuse a tense life-or-death situation. This type of training has become a necessity for emergency personnel.

“In the past several years, attacks in school have been largely on the rise in the United States," said Dennis Brown, law enforcement operations officer who organized the training for Directorate of Emergency Services. "The Department of the Army, United States Army Europe and DODEA [Department of Defense Education Activity] have been working together to ensure safety in schools is given thorough consideration and (are) pushing it down to local garrisons to be involved.

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