Active threat rescue task force training:
Recently, we had the pleasure of taking part in Rescue Task Force training as part of a county-wide effort to remain prepared for an active threat situation. This training was sponsored by the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Funding for the course was provided by a State Homeland Security Grant. This two day training involved classroom education and a full day of realistic scenarios. We enjoyed working with colleagues from across the county during this training.
Pictured is Streetsboro Fire Chief Robert Reinholz sporting the full complement of gear used by EMS during an active threat / Rescue Task Force situation (Photo courtesy of Arlin Bradford)