SWAT training helps law enforcement officers stay ready

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RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Law enforcement officers in western Wisconsin are ensuring they’re prepared for any emergency.

Dozens of members from both the Eau Claire Regional Swat and The Barron-Rusk Swat Teams participated in a training at Camp Philips.

In a simulation, they practiced responding to an active shooter situation, which including an officer as one of the victims.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says they practice at the camp once a year.

Fitzgerald said, “It is just good training for all of us to do together we learn about communications we learn what we did right, what we did wrong what we can do better and so it is a good training effort that the three sheriffs wanted to bring together in Rusk, Barron and Eau Claire’s team which combines Dunn and Chippewa County.”

Sheriff Fitzgerald says the three swat teams train at Camp Philips once each year but participate in individual training at least once per month.

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