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Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today

Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning.

It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats.

The School Safety and Tactical Operations training will begin at 8 a.m. at the high school at 3100 Edgewater Drive.

"During the training exercise, neighboring homes may hear loud sounds, however, they should not be concerned," said Sgt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry, Orlando Police spokeswoman

For about four hours, Orlando police and fire will run through various obstacle courses simulating real-life scenarios, and work to deescalate possible violent situations.

Other law enforcement agencies that will participate include Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Winter Park Police Department, Kissimmee Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County School officials also will be in attendance.

twalden@tribune.com, or 407-420-5620

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