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Missoula first responders train for active shooter incidents

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Emergency responders in Missoula practiced for active shooter situations on Monday after receiving a $300,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. 

The Missoula Office of Emergency Management received the grant to help fund active shooter trainings in Missoula for local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service workers. Emergency Management Director Adriane Beck said the grant money will be used to prepare all local first responders to work more effectively in a coordinated and integrated response to an active shooter incident. 

Officials said 35 men and women from the agencies gathered at Mount Jumbo school Monday morning to start the week-long training active-shooter training.

"The more trainings we have, the more we work together, the more comfortable we get, the more effective we're gonna be when we have to use those skills in a situation like this," Missoula Assistant Fire Chief Brad Davis said. 

Beck said the money will also provide equipment like pressure bandages and tourniquets for all first responders. Tourniquets stop the flow of blood by compressing a limb with a tight strap. 

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