Rural first responders receive training on new technologies and skills

It's called training for those who are on the front lines in rural America.

This week at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, first responders are learning about the latest technologies, threats, and skills.

Congressman Hal Rogers spoke to the first responders Monday morning, and told them because of recent events in western Kentucky, being up to date on response strategies is very important.

"I'm reminded just in the last few weeks of the two terrorists arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky... close to home," Rogers said. "No one expected them to be there. Really a rural part of the country if you consider the larger cities. So we got to be on the lookout."

These kinds of training courses, focusing on rural first responders, are common across the country.

However, this is the first time they have been held in Somerset.

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