The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an Active Threat Training Scenario from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. These two scenarios will involve the Byers School District 32J and Strasburg School District 31J. Additional emergency exercise participants include:
• Colorado State Patrol
• Sable Altura Fire Rescue
• Bennett Fire Protection District
• Strasburg Fire Protection District 8
• Byers Fire and Rescue
• Deer Trail Fire Department
• Metropolitan Area Communication Center (MetCom)
Explorers from the Arapahoe County and Adams County Sheriff’s Offices, as well as members of the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, will assist in in the training exercise.
Residents in Byers and Strasburg can expect to see activity related to the training near the Byers School in the morning, and Strasburg High School in the afternoon. The activity will include law enforcement and fire department vehicles, ambulances and AirLife.
"This training will enhance the capabilities of all the public safety agencies along the I-70 corridor who work together on a daily basis, and allow them to not be hindered by jurisdictional boundaries," said Commander Karl Smalley of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
“The eastern areas of Arapahoe County can present unique challenges for emergency responders,” said Sgt. Todd Fechner with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. “There are more jurisdictions to work with on any given event, so this type of training gives us the opportunity to coordinate our communication and response so that everyone knows their role should an actual incident occur.”
Similar multi-jurisdictional training exercises were conducted in Deer Trail and Bennett in 2014.