Tiffin Fire Department partners with TU for training program
Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin Fire-Rescue Division (TFRD) is set to host a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course next week, in partnership with Tiffin University.
The course, a national curriculum developed by the U.S. military to assist medical staff and EMS in emergency scenarios, includes an active shooter training session that will take place on March 13 and 14.
The first day of the course will be dedicated to classroom study, while the second day will include active shooter training at the Hertzer Technology Center building on the campus of Tiffin University.
Fire departments from Bowling Green, Fostoria, and Fremont will join TFRD in the training. Additionally, Tiffin Police Department and the Special Response Team (SRT) will participate in the scenario, with TU forensics studies students portraying the victims.
Though the training will be held 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.
Tiffin Fire Chief Rob Chappell emphasized the importance of being prepared for any situation and having the proper training to save lives, whether 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,” he said.
Mayor Dawn Iannantuono applauded the initiative and expressed her gratitude to Tiffin University and Dr. John Schupp for their partnership with the project. “I’m so proud that Chief Chappell and our first responders are taking proactive steps to train for these dangerous situations,” she said.