Members of the 122nd fighter wing are preparing for a possible shooting on their base here in Fort Wayne. Thursday morning airmen participated in an active shooter training exercise.
Every year the 122nd organizes an active shooter training exercise. Thursday morning, a pretend shooter walked the halls of the 122nd fighter wing, taking a member of the base hostage. The goal is to test Airmen's skills and prepare them for an actual attack at the base.
Active shooter drills incorporate a number of outside agencies. Indiana State Police were present at the base today to assist with hostage negotiations.
122nd Security Forces have completed hundred of hours of training over the past four years to prepare for an active shooter scenario.
The entire base was on lock down during the hour-long scenario. Airmen faked injuries and were taken to a set-up triage. Members of the 122nd hope that the exercise will improve communication between the Airmen and first responders during an emergency.
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