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How local first responders practiced for an active-shooter scenario
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EMTs move a disaster volunteer to a waiting ambulance Friday, May 3, 2019, during a Gainesville and Hall County active shooter training exercise at the Gainesville Hall County Joint Fire Training Facility. Students from Cherokee Bluff High School participated in the event. - photo by Scott Rogers
At 9:50 a.m., Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials heard reports of “shots fired.” Within 10 minutes, roughly a dozen stood gathered around a command center table assessing the response to a simulated scenario intended to evaluate their response.