The Westside Saints Neighborhood Watch hosted an active shooter preparedness training seminar Wednesday evening.

Guest speaker Tom Wager is a former police officer, emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter.

He developed the training and delivers presentations throughout Erie County and the tri-state area.

He was joined by former Belle Valley fire chief John Rainey.

The training is designed to prepare the public for an active shooter situation or an attack in a neighborhood.

"We hope we will never have to use these skills," said Heidi Miles, Westside Saints Neighborhood Watch. "But it's better to be prepared."