What may look like just an abandoned school on the outside, is turned into a training facility that prepares K-9 units for when scenarios like school shootings and bomb threats, turn into real-life situations.
In order to make sure they're ready for those scenarios, dogs like Ike are trained for a minimum of 16 hours each month. To make that happen, every other Tuesday, Barry Connell of Ohio Working Dogs spends his day training new and veteran K-9's.
The Washington Township Fire Department is the second fire department in Ohio to be hosting a free training course on how to respond to grain bin rescue emergencies. This weekend's course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training in a simulation trailer. Farmers and about seven other fire departments around the area will be able to take advantage of the simulation training.
"Saturday classes, we're trying to target that towards the agricultural community and FFA students...
The Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy is here in Zanesville this week. The virtual training puts officers in real-life situations, where they are forced to make critical decisions.
"Use of force, judgemental decisions, how quickly the scenarios can develop, we expect one thing to happen and then something else happens, so again it's just opening the eyes to how bad situations can become," training officer, Andrew Russell said.
The Zanesvile Police Department is advancing it's training through high-tech simulation scenarios.
The training is offered through the Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy. Zanesville Police Captain, Tony Coury says that this type of advanced training will educate officers on new techniques.
"We applied with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, asked them if we can get involved in the simulator training that they were offering...
A former Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy is bringing specialized training to the area.
The Southern Ohio Private Police Institute is starting an East Central-Central Ohio Operation, with most of the training being held at the Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports Firearm Range in Zanesville. It will be reaching out to local law enforcement agencies, on the smaller scale, who may need assistance with work place violence, chemical agents, and firearms training.
Members of the 346th Psychological Operations Company met for a situational training exercise today.
It was a day of training at the Old Columbia Cement Plant, but it sounded very realistic. In an attempt to prepare soldiers for deployment, members of the 346th Psychological Operations Company went through various situational exercises where they had to act and react to situations they might encounter if deployed.
Commander Mark Mauri says, "We feel that a lot of the...