Suiting up for training.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Suiting up for training. Mark Brett/Western News

South Okanagan neighbourhood surprised by emergency response team activity

RCMP officers were conducting emergency response training

Some neighbours in the 700-block of Churchill Avenue were a little surprised with the police activity at a vacant house Tuesday.

About a half dozen RCMP officers dressed in camouflage gear, some carrying rifles, were conducting emergency response team training exercises on the property, mostly in the rear of the building.

The officers taking part were from a variety of different detachments including Penticton and Kelowna.

The techniques included forcible entry to the building and the use of stun or flash grenades.

One nearby resident said he wasn’t aware of that the training was taking place until he saw the vehicles and officers.

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Officer waits for emergency response training to begin at a Churchill Avenue house Tuesday.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Officer waits for emergency response training to begin at a Churchill Avenue house Tuesday. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton RCMP K9 handler Const. Mike Bobinski and service dog Tig during training work Tuesday.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton RCMP K9 handler Const. Mike Bobinski and service dog Tig during training work Tuesday. Mark Brett/Western News

Emergency response training for RCMP officers Tuesday.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Emergency response training for RCMP officers Tuesday. Mark Brett/Western News