Training for a worst-case scenario
Last updated 6/15/2022 at 3:28pm
Once a year members of Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team — FPD's equivalent of SWAT — go through a week of special training to keep up their certifications.
They cover a wide variety of situations, from active shooters and barricaded subjects, to firearms qualifications and hostage rescues.
Their most recent 40-hour training occurred the first week of June, and several tragic mass shootings across the nation were fresh on their minds.
"In light of recent events in Uvalde, Texas, and elsewhere, it's important for the Fountain community to know how we train for situations...