Today we can expect to hear simulated gunshots and explosions and may see smoke at the Ranch. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is getting the word out that they're hosting Active Violence / Mass Casualty Incident Training between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex. There will be a lot of law enforcement and emergency vehicles in the area and this will be happening again Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

These exercises are focused on providing consistent training, familiarization with other agencies in the area, mutual aid/resource mobilization, and to facilitate a smooth, coordinated effort should an active violence or mass casualty incident occur in southern Larimer County.

Personnel from LCSO, Timnath Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado State University Police Department, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Windsor Severance Fire Rescue, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Berthoud Fire Protection District, Front Range Fire Rescue, Estes Park Fire Protection District, and UC Health / Poudre Valley EMS will participate in this training.

Training signs will be posted around the property to alert residents and visitors to the training. Please avoid the area until the training exercises are complete and all emergency vehicles have left the area.

Source:  Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Press Release