It's an effort to make sure local first responders are prepared for any situation. The Erie County Sheriff's Office is hosting a multi-day training event this week designed to better prepare local first responders and EMS professionals for an active shooter situation.
"It involves 24 hours of training in two 12 hour sessions. There are 16 of our personnel and 16 EMS personnel on what to do in that type of situation", said Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard.
The special training gives officers the tools they need for immediate first aid in an active shooter situation while also teaching emergency teams to work with officers as they're being protected.