POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - In an emergency situation, seconds count, and the skill level and knowledge of emergency responders can mean the difference between life and death.
Several Region 8 first responders gathered in Pocahontas Monday for a training.
Guest speakers touched on everything from opioids to elderly abuse.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosted a law enforcement training session at Black River Technical College.
This was the first time such an event has been held in northeast Arkansas.
First responders from across the region were able to hear about problems other agencies experience and voice their own.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller says it's important for different agencies to attend training together to make sure they all have the same information.
"Basically so everybody will be on the same page about the information that is out there," Miller said. "This way you've got more than just one set of ears listening to stuff and picking up the information and being able to help out."
Some of the BRTC nursing students took advantage of the training opportunity as well.