First responders host mass casualty training

First responders got a chance to refine their skills in case they're called to an emergency with mass casualties.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 9:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- First responders got a chance to refine their skills in case they're called to an emergency with mass casualties. Nearly 12 emergency and first response agencies came together to practice some important skills Saturday.

With the help of Joey's Towing and a few other organizations, the Wea Ridge Fire Department put together a mass casualty training session. Wea Ridge Fire Chief Justin Commons said it was a team effort.

"We spent roughly about a month worth of time for planning it and working with all the different agencies," said Commons. "We had 12 different agencies involved in this event today."

Commons said while they hope to avoid these scenarios in real life, the proximity of many schools makes training a necessity.

"I think it prepares us well," said Commons. "This type of incident could definitely happen. Just the south side alone there's six different schools which is a lot of school busses."

Commons and crew have one motto in mind as they go through these training sessions: Service to the community.

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