SSPD and SSFD Participate in Joint Active Shooter Training Exercise
During the first week of October, members of the Saratoga Springs Police and Fire Departments participated in joint multi-training activities at Saratoga Racecourse along with members of the New York State Police and the New York State Park Police in order to be prepared for several active shooter scenarios.
Lessons from previous active shooter situations have taught public safety departments that it’s best for members of the police and fire departments to work in teams. Fire department paramedics train with police on skills including treating patients in simulated live-fire environments, with blank rounds fired to ensure medics learn to do their lifesaving work while disrupted by the sound of gunfire.
This training exercise is one of several which were scheduled for 2017.
This week, the Saratoga Springs Police Department is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Dispatchers Catone, Deuel, Green, Hayes, Johnson, Liska, Mallory and Park along with the newest members of our team, Dispatchers Bentley, Cecala, and Sherman are always there to answer the call and to provide an indispensable service to our the Saratoga Springs community 24/7/365. During Public Safety Telecommunications Week and every day of the year, we applaud the heroes behind the scenes and honor the City of Saratoga Springs’ Telecommunicators: The Unseen Heroes.