NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- The NCH North Naples Hospital in partnership with the Collier County Sheriff's Office completed an active shooter training session. The simulation sent response crews through realistic conditions as if a shooter were present.
Currently, the hospital has what they call a code silver active shooter procedure in place, but they wanted to practice with a live-scene.
Jim Bloom, Chief of Operations with the Collier County Sheriff's Office says training sessions like this help employees and law enforcement work together in an emergency.
"There's nothing like it. you can look at it all day on paper but until you're through that adrenalin, ever changing situation, then you know whether it's gonna work or not," said Bloom.
The actual training took place inside the hospital, but for security reasons, our cameras were not allowed. Hospital staff participated in the excersice in a wing that's currently under renovation. This was the first time that the Collier County Sheriff's Office has done an active shooter training at this particular hospital.