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Equipment worn by the well-dressed tactical firefighter is modeled by Woodlawn Fire Department Capt. Chris Mariner.Press Photos by Lou Wheeland Copyright - Lou Wheeland Equipment worn by the well-dressed tactical firefighter is modeled by Woodlawn Fire Department Capt. Chris Mariner.Press Photos by Lou Wheeland Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Paramedic Sasha Savkova of the Woodlawn Fire Department demonstrates the correct application of a tourniquet. Her subject is Woodlawn firefighter Will Schlier. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Paramedic Sasha Savkova of the Woodlawn Fire Department demonstrates the correct application of a tourniquet. Her subject is Woodlawn firefighter Will Schlier. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Press photos by Lou WheelandUsing a drag litter, Greenawalds firefighter/EMT Steve Snyder and Tri-Clover Assistant Chief Bob Tomcics prepare to move “victim” Manly Offutt. See additional photos on Page A16. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Press photos by Lou WheelandUsing a drag litter, Greenawalds firefighter/EMT Steve Snyder and Tri-Clover Assistant Chief Bob Tomcics prepare to move “victim” Manly Offutt. See additional photos on Page A16. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Cetronia Ambulance Corps Paramedics Ricky Menendez and Matt Diffenderfer prepare “victim” Gabby Olivieri for a “drag” down the hallway to safety. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Cetronia Ambulance Corps Paramedics Ricky Menendez and Matt Diffenderfer prepare “victim” Gabby Olivieri for a “drag” down the hallway to safety. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
A little humor doesn’t hurt as “zombie” Sarah Fulton makes her way back to the “living” after the active shooter drill at Asbury Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland A little humor doesn’t hurt as “zombie” Sarah Fulton makes her way back to the “living” after the active shooter drill at Asbury Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
South Whitehall Police Patrol Officer Tyler Doherty and Sgt. George Hummel round a corner in search of an “active shooter” at Asbury United Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland South Whitehall Police Patrol Officer Tyler Doherty and Sgt. George Hummel round a corner in search of an “active shooter” at Asbury United Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
South Whitehall Township police, fire and EMS personnel recently participated in an active shooter drill at Asbury United Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland South Whitehall Township police, fire and EMS personnel recently participated in an active shooter drill at Asbury United Methodist Church. Copyright - Lou Wheeland

Better safe than sorry

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Lou wheeland Special to The Press in Local News

Asbury Church welcomes emergency services to active shooter drill

Members of South Whitehall Township Emergency Services organizations recently conducted an active shooter drill at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township.

Taking part in the Jan. 22 drill were officers from the South Whitehall Township Police Department; paramedics and EMTs from Cetronia Ambulance Corps and Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn and Tri-Clover volunteer firefighters.

Board members and administrators from Asbury were also on hand as well as church volunteers who served as “victims.”

“Asbury Church is pleased to partner with our local heroes to help enhance knowledge of plans, allow participants to improve their own performance, and identify opportunities to improve capabilities to respond to real-life events,” Asbury Church Director of Communications Cristina M. Lenner wrote in a email to The Press.