Two-day course provides emergency scenario training for area departments

TIFFIN, Ohio – March 9, 2023 – Next week, Tiffin Fire-Rescue Division will be hosting a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course, a national curriculum developed out of the U.S. military to assist medical staff and EMS in emergency scenarios. As part of this course, an active shooter training session is being conducted with the support of Tiffin University.

Training will be held March 13 and 14, with the first day focused on classroom study and the second day including active shooter training at Hertzer Technology Center building on the campus of Tiffin University. Fire Departments joining the class include TFRD, Bowling Green, Fostoria and Fremont. Additionally, Tiffin Police Department and the Special Response Team (SRT) will be involved in the scenario and TU forensics studies students will be portraying the victims.

While the training is set to take place indoors, students and residents in the area of TU’s campus are being cautioned that the training may involve scenarios that some may find disturbing.

Fire Chief Rob Chappell said, “We pride ourselves in Tiffin with being prepared for whatever the situation is, and making sure we have the proper training to save a life, be that of a civilian or someone in the line of duty. Our goal with this program is to allow us to more effectively support our police officers and the SRT whenever they are out on a call.”

Mayor Dawn Iannantuono commended the staff and thanked TU. “I’m so proud that Chief Chappell and our first responders are taking proactive steps to train for these dangerous situations. I especially want to thank Tiffin University and Dr. John Schupp for their partnership with this project.”