GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office hosted the first of four days of training at Georgetown High School Tuesday in order to develop an integrated emergency response with local partner agencies to an active shooter and the aftermath, according to authorities.
“Stop the killing,” is the first priority in such an instance, participants were told. The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page states that, once the shooter is killed or captured, the priority immediately becomes “stop the dying.”
The “Active Attack Integrated Response Course” brings members of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office into scenarios with the Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Fire Department, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire and Rescue, Midway Fire Rescue, Georgetown County Fire and EMS, Georgetown County Central Dispatch and Georgetown County School District.
Law enforcement officers are being taught key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of entry to save lives, authorities stated. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire and EMS to integrate responses during an active shooter event through the rescue task force concept.
Training sessions at Georgetown High School’s Career Center will continue July 12, 17 and 19.