Former Good Sam site to host emergency training

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The site of a former hospital in Dayton will come back to life for a few days, starting Monday.

Premier Health is offering up the site of Good Samaritan Hospital for emergency training.

The Dayton Police and Fire Departments will use the hospital site at Philadelphia Drive and Salem Avenue for public safety training.

The training begins Monday, March 4 and continues until the beginning of May.

It will offer local law enforcement to train on a variety of scenarios.

“Public safety agencies throughout the region will be conducting various training exercises on the Good Samaritan Hospital campus during March and April,” said Jeffrey Payne, director and chief of the Dayton Fire Department. “This is an incredible opportunity for area fire and police agencies to conduct real world training scenarios within the facility. Some of the simulations may involve theatrical smoke and loud noises.  No live fire or ammunitions will be utilized.”

Premier Health officials say neighbors surrounding the property will not be affected by the training. Most activities wll be held inside the former hospital.

People should expect to see several official vehicles parked on the property during the training.

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