Drill at Goshen High School planned

GOSHEN — The Goshen Fire and Police departments will work with the city and Goshen Community Schools to conduct a training drill at Goshen High School on Monday.

The training is scheduled to begin about 1 p.m. and will continue for most of the afternoon. Some Goshen Community Schools staff have volunteered to participate in the drill. This allows fire and police personnel to respond to a more realistic scenario.

No projectiles or plastic pellets will be used during this drill, officials said. 

Additional officers and fire personnel who are not participating in the training will remain on duty during the training exercise. Signs will be posted along the roadway to alert passers-by that training is being conducted.

"Please spread the word, as we do not want any misperceptions of why first responders are at the school," the agencies said in a news release 

The training exercise will allow police and fire departments to continue their training while also helping school staff see first-hand what could happen in an emergency, according to officials. 

"It is our greatest hope that our community never has to utilize what is learned in exercises like this," the release said, "but there is value in training, and we will be prepared."

 

 

 

 

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