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St. Louis County first responder recruits encounter surprise simulation

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WELLSTON, MO (KMOV) – Rookie first responders teamed up Tuesday for a unique training aimed at keeping you safe.

For the first time ever, firefighters teamed up with St. Louis County police to enter an unknown active shooter/hostage scenario. 

In what should have been a routine fire call quickly became dangerous as the simulated gunman also targeted responders.

After carrying one wounded officer to safety, the gunman was eventually taken down and the hostage returned to safety.

St. Louis County leaders want firefighters to not only imagine, but practice for a situation like Tuesday’s simulation.

One recruit said he knows the risks of firefighting, but now knows it’s not just the flames that can cause h

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