RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The largest emergency training drill in the Salt Lake Valley put the skills of first responders and medical workers to the test Tuesday.
Although planned a year ago, the training at Camp Williams and St. Mark’s Hospital had special meaning after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
St. Mark’s Chief Nursing Officer Sandy Osmond told ABC4 Utah many of the nurses at the hospital made contact with staff in Las Vegas last week.
“It was really highly emotional because they know that this is real,” Osmond said.
The training focused around a suspect plowing into a crowd of protesters with a vehicle, before opening fire.
Utah Highway Patrol, Sandy City Police, Unified Police Department, the Utah National Guard and other agencies participated in the event.