Marshall County Employees Show Improvement during Active Shooter Training

If an active shooter were to attack one of Marshall County’s government buildings, the Emergency Management Agency is making sure county employees know how to respond.

During Friday’s active shooter training, EMA Director Clyde Avery said employees generally seemed more prepared than they were last year, “There was a very noticeable improvement in the way that the employees responded in order to keep themselves safe, should we have an incident occur.”

He says they were able to incorporate many of the lessons learned from last year’s training. “I was very pleased with the fact that we had good cooperation from all the offices and the sheriff’s department and security personnel that participated in the exercise.”

But Avery says there are still a few areas that will need improvement. He says recommendations will be taken to the county’s safety committee, to help implement them next year.