On Saturday January 5 approximately 60 members of the Brewster Fire Department, Brewster Police Department, and Eastham Fire Department participated in a classroom and hands-on based active shooter training program at the Eddy School in Brewster.
Four 45 minute morning classroom sessions consisted of the following instruction: Mass Casualty Incident, Stop the Bleed, Unified Command, and Rescue Task Force training. The afternoon program included three hands-on active shooter scenarios during which firefighters and police officers were merged together to perform coordinated rescue task force and contact team exercises designed to achieve threat termination and victim removal.
This valuable training was conducted to ensure the members of the Brewster Fire and Police Departments and their mutual aid partners are readily able to respond to and operate at an incident of this type in a cohesive, coordinated, and proficient manner.
The Brewster Fire and Police Department would like to thank the Nauset Regional Schools for use of their facility and the following individuals for providing expert instruction throughout the day. Dennis Deputy Fire Chief Robert Brown, Chatham FF/Paramedic Mark Heller, Barnstable Police Sergeant Michael Riley, Barnstable Police Officer John Pass, and Brewster FF/Paramedic Chad Foakes.