First responders throughout Etowah County have been training together to better prepare for a potential active shooter within the area. First responders in law, fire, EMS, dispatch and more have spent the week improving incident management and other things through a virtual engagement course. C3 Pathways is a course certified through the Department of Homeland Security’s National Training and Education Division.
C3 Pathways blends real-world live action and the Imagineering of computer simulation to all levels of training. First responders work together to improve their time to threat neutralization, medical intervention, and ultimately get all victims to safety. Gadsden-Etowah EMA’s Operations Planning Specialist Josh Tanner believes this is a course that will benefit first responders around the country.
Lead instructor Bill Godfrey says it’s extremely important that first responders rely on one another. Godfrey believes this state of the art virtual training course is the best of its kind.