Jones County first responders hold emergency response class

Jones County first responders hold emergency response class
Jones County Emergency responders spent the day in the classroom to learn additional ways to respond to emergency situations ranging from weather disasters to active shooters./Photo credit: WDAM

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Emergency responders spent the day in the classroom to learn additional ways to respond to emergency situations ranging from weather disasters to active shooters.

The class, which was put on by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, was held at the Jones County Junior College Advanced Technology Center Tuesday.

"This was a class that I was interested in bringing to our county so everyone in every aspect of emergency response could participate in, from school resource officers, to Jones County deputies to Laurel Police to Game and Fish folks," Jones County EMA Director Marda Tullos said.

Instructors showed multiple methods to better respond to various types of emergency situations.

"God forbid something like this was to happen, and we all need to come together and pull together and pool our resources together and respond to whatever has happened and take care of it," Tullos said.

Participants in the class also discussed safety suggestions from their various sectors of law enforcement to better help the county safety as a whole.

"It's always good to know what resources we have at our disposal here in Jones County, to know when something does happen we will have people on scene within minutes and have it handled in the best way we possibly can," Tullos said.