LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Council members are learning how to respond in an emergency.

On Wednesday morning, council members and others who work in the building took part in an active shooter training from the LMPD SWAT team.

It included a practice drill and stop-the-bleed training.

"Like all our constituents, we want to make sure that metro government employees are kept safe. Obviously there are some threats that we have in a metro government. As legislators we make people mad all the time. But we want to make sure that we're responsive, and that we don't have innocent lives taken. And there are ways we want to make sure we minimize that by working with authorities, working with the police, the SWAT team and the fire department," said Councilman David Yates.

Yates says the group also learned information to take back to the public, including the concept of if you see something, say something, and the importance of knowing where all the exits are when at a public place.

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