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SOWEGA council trains for shooter situation

An active shooter training took place at the SOWEGA Council on Aging Tuesday morning. (Source: WALB) An active shooter training took place at the SOWEGA Council on Aging Tuesday morning. (Source: WALB)
All of the information from the training is based on Homeland security regulations. (Source: WALB) All of the information from the training is based on Homeland security regulations. (Source: WALB)
Lieutenant Lance Montgerard led today's training. (Source: WALB) Lieutenant Lance Montgerard led today's training. (Source: WALB)
Valerie Buchanan is a registered nurse. (Source: WALB) Valerie Buchanan is a registered nurse. (Source: WALB)
Kay Hind is the executive director of the Southwest Georgia council on aging. (Source: WALB) Kay Hind is the executive director of the Southwest Georgia council on aging. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Active shooter situations are becoming more prevalent in our country.

That's why active shooter trainings are becoming common.

Kay Hind is the executive director of the Southwest Georgia council on aging, where a training was held on Tuesday. 

"We certainly don't want this to happen but we all want to be prepared," said Hind. 

Valerie Buchanan attended the event. 

"We are waking up most days with new stories about some type of violence somewhere in the world," said Buchanan.

She is an Albany resident and a registered nurse. 

"I do a lot of traveling so I could be at any place at any time that would be of high risk," she said. 

Today's active shooter training was at the SOWEGA council on aging but anyone was welcome to come because one never knows where an active shooter is going to take place. 

Lieutenant Lance Montgerard led Tuesday's training.

He says the Dougherty County Sheriffs office has been holding trainings since the San Bernardino shooting.

During the training Montgerard said there are three important things one needs to do when an active shooter comes.

The first thing you do is run. He says if you cannot run then hide, and if you can't to either defend yourself. 

Buchanan says she was able to learn a lot and is happy she could be involved today.

"We appreciate the effort of the Dougherty County sheriffs department to provide us with this training in a proactive manor."

All of the information from the training was based on Homeland security regulations.

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