Dayton fire, police to train in empty Good Samaritan Hospital


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The Dayton Fire Department and the Dayton Police Department will hold training events in the empty Good Samaritan Hospital, which closed in July.

From March 4 through May, training exercises will be held at the hospital campus at Philadelphia Drive and Salem Avenue, said Premier Health, which had operated Good Samaritan.

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Dayton Fire Department, working closely with the Dayton Police Department, is coordinating the training schedule, which will include regional groups.

Premier said neighbors surrounding the property will not be affected by this training since almost all activity will be indoors.

“This is an incredible opportunity for area fire and police agencies to conduct real world training scenarios within the facility,” Jeffrey Payne, director and chief of the Dayton Fire Department, said. “Some of the simulations may involve theatrical smoke and loud noises. No live fire or ammunitions will be utilized.”

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