Sep 28, 2023
Goodfellow Air Force members, first responders, & local police team up for training session


Service members and first responders from the Goodfellow Air Force base in Texas teamed up with local law enforcement officers for a week-long training session to enhance preparedness for real-world scenarios.

The session took place from September 18-22 and was split up into classroom and practical exercises. Classroom sessions provided theoretical knowledge while the practical exercises put the knowledge to the test in a controlled environment.

A recent story from detailed the program and what the participants went through.

Participants had the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and share experiences. Threat Suppression Inc. provided numerous training which included their Active Shooter Rescue Task Force and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training courses. 

“It unifies our operations regarding active-shooter incidents. It brings both of us together and allows us to know each other’s roles,” said Kevin Cotton, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief. “These opportunities build our knowledge, skills and abilities if something like this were to happen.”

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Members from the Goodfellow Fire Department and the 17th Security Forces Squadron, alongside the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, demonstrated unity and preparedness are essential in times of crisis. This joint training exercise has strengthened the bonds between these organizations, ensuring they can continue to provide effective and efficient responses to protect the base and its surrounding community.

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