ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE TESTS SKILLS OF L.A. AREA FIRST RESPONDERS
In the wake of several tragic shooting incidents at school campuses across the United States, Los Angeles area first responders conducted an active shooter training exercise to reinforce their skills in the pursuit and neutralization of one or more simulated active shooters. This realistic, dramatic drill engaged helicopters from the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s departments, and took place in several areas on the Scripps College campus in the City of Claremont. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Claremont Police Department personnel employed tactics to quickly protect students from a simulated active shooter on campus. Emergency responders also practiced their skills in the areas of victim removal, treatment and transport.
The participating agencies were the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), Claremont Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The training exercise also included personnel from several other local area fire departments, as well as role-players and local ambulance service providers.
The drill was conducted three times - January 16, 17 and 18, 7-11 a.m.
The “active” portion of the drill took place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The event took place at the Scripps College Performing Arts Center at the corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue, in the City of Claremont. Surrounding fields and streets were also utilized.
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