Local first responders train together

(ABC 6 News) – As part of an effort to keep up with training and preparedness, the Rochester Police Department, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service all participated in a multi-agency training in Rochester.

The training was six days, and first responders participated in fake emergency scenarios.

The agencies collaborate on each scenario deciding how best to handle the situation.

"Ultimately this training is to provide an opportunity for our agencies to get together, collaborate, work together in a training environment so that if it were to happen here we could save as many lives as possible," Lt. Paul Gronholz from the Rochester Police Department said.

Nearly 360 people participated in this multi-agency training.