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Posted on: February 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City, County, Neighboring County Partners and State Partners Train for an Active Shooter

Beginning today through Thursday a group of responders from Law, Fire, EMS, Dispatchers and GECEMA are training together for the potential of an Active Shooter in our area. Some of those participating are:


Gadsden Dispatch

Altoona Fire 

Gadsden Fire

Altoona Police

Gadsden Police


Glencoe Fire

Attalla Dispatch

Glencoe Police

Attalla Fire

 Hokes Bluff Fire

Attalla Police

Hokes Bluff Police

Boaz Fire

Rainbow City PIO

Boaz Police

Rainbow City Dispatch

Etowah County Sheriffs Dept

Rainbow City Fire

Rainbow City Police

Sardis Police

Southside Dispatch

Southside Fire

Southside Police

Southside PIO


The Active Shooter Incident Management with Complex Incidents (ASIM-CI) course provides a model framework to improve incident management and the integration of law enforcement, fire and EMS responders during active shooter event response, improving time to threat neutralization, medical intervention, and survivability of victims. This is an integrated response course for a cross-discipline audience of 25 law enforcement, 20 fire/EMS, and 5 telecommunicator (dispatcher) participants of mixed rank This course is provided through the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium as part of Texas A M University and taught by C3 Pathways - a unique emergency response training, exercise, and consulting organization with deep roots in public safety and technology. C3 Pathways blends real-world live action and the Imagineering of computer simulation to all levels of training for today’s law enforcement, fire, and EMS first responders -- integrated with 911, communications, hospitals, emergency management, and all public safety professionals..

By working with Pathways CEO, Bill Godfrey, the Gadsden/Etowah County EMA was able to bring $60,000 worth of training to area first responders at a miniscule cost thanks to grant funding afforded to the agency.

For more information, contact the EMA at 256-549-4575


Here is a link to learn more about this training
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