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Shootings lead to emergency response training

Idaho emergency officials and law enforcement made history Thursday.

For the first time ever, the Idaho Falls Police department, Bonneville County Sheriffs Office and the Idaho Falls Fire Department conducted a training exercise together.

In the aftermath of so many shootings around the country, officials believe it is time to prepare. Authorities said they wanted to train officers and paramedics together to figure out how to keep officers and hostages safe with emergency responders onhand.

“If you have a school shooting or any active shooting, it’s really a volatile situation. They don’t happen very often. To be prepared for those, you have to train more often so that we can be at our best,” said Chief of Police Mark McBride

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