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Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

Police and fire combine on rescue task force drill


Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington University assistant police chief Gary Gasseling frisks Spokane Fire Department firefighter Bob Nixon as part of last week's active shooter exercise.

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern Washington University Police Department.

Staged at the former Reid Laboratory School on the EWU campus Wednesday, Aug. 13, EWU and the Cheney Police Department were joined by members of the Cheney and Spokane fire departments to engage in a Rescue Task Force (RTF) drill that lasted about six hours.

"It was a real good opportunity to work with fire and get them prepared," EWU assistant police ch...

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