Responders train today at French Lick Resort

From Local Sources

FRENCH LICK — Police say the French Lick Resort is helping first responders prepare for the unthinkable today by providing a venue for active shooter training.

Indiana State Police and other Orange County-area agencies are taking part in a half-day training event, which will help police, fire and EMS to learn and train together in preparing to respond to an active shooter event should one ever occur.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, French Lick and West Baden police and fire departments and Orange County EMS are joining troopers for the training.

The general public should expect to see higher numbers of police, fire and EMS personnel and vehicles in the area throughout the day.

Sgt. David Henderson of the Jasper Post said it is the first responders’ hope “that none of us are ever faced with a situation where these skills must be put to the test, but preparation is key to prevention and a positive outcome should we ever be faced with this type situation.”

Since the spring of 2013, the Indiana State Police has provided free presentations on Unarmed Response to Active Shooter Events. These presentations are offered for schools, businesses and places of worship.

To schedule a program, visit the Active Shooter Preparedness page on the Indiana State Police website.

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