An “active shooter” simulated emergency drill will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at Metro Tech, 1900 N. Springlake Dr.
Students, as well as city policemen, firemen, emergency ambulance and National Guard personnel will participate.
The event is being held on MetroCare Hospital Day and was described as a “crisis scenario.”
About 200 students and 100 “community partners” will participate.
Health care students will work with professional health care professionals, emergency responders and law enforcement officers to get hands-on experience in a simulated mass casualty emergency, a statement said.
They will learn how to prepare for a mass casualty situation, the statement said.
“Community partners also use this opportunity to train their employees on what to do in the case of an active shooter emergency,” the statement pointed out.
“Mass casualty training is important to our communities,” said Josie Scott, simulation job coordinator at Metro Tech.
“Our students are getting that training for a mass casualty event, so, if something like that happens, our community residents can feel like they are going to be taken care of.”
During the drill, students, faculty and visitors may hear the sound of gunshots and sirens.
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