First responders hold active shooter training at INTRUST bank arena

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The tragic mass shootings in las vegas is just the latest incident that has police across the nation preparing for how they'd respond. 

KAKE news got a behind the scenes looks at a local training program, in the event of an active shooter. Training was held at the arena on May 10th.

"The reality is we don't want something like this happening in our community but we're really obligated to prepare for it" says Sedgwick county EMS Operations manager Dave Johnston. Johnston put the active shooter drill together with the help of INTRUST Bank Arena.

"I want our new paramedics on every unit to have a solid understanding of how we respond to something like this" says Johnston.

"It gets to that point when you're overwhelmed with patients and, ya know, 'What do I do? How do I help take care of everyone and prioritize them and get them to their appropriate care, so this has been a motivator for me." 

The training  event allows deputies and doctors to work side by side, improving a relationship that could save a life. 

INTRUST Bank Arena general manager A.J. Boleski  says "being proactive, working with the local authorities on it, anytime we can is a great thing." 

Boleski plans on partnering with ems and other local officials for more training events. 

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