May 3: Mass Casualty Incident Exercise and Lockdown Drill at the Rockville Campus

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To: Montgomery College Community From: Shawn Harrison, Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management Subject: Get Ready for the Mass Casualty Incident Exercise and Lockdown Drill at the Rockville Campus May 3 Date: April 6, 2018 On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Montgomery College Rockville Campus will participate in a Mass Casualty Incident Exercise conducted by the Maryland Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition. We appreciate the opportunity to play a critical role in an exercise that will enhance the safety of our students and employees, and we will conduct similar emergency exercises in the future. Only by experiencing such realistic drills can we truly improve our readiness for emergency situations. The exercise, which will include an active shooter scenario and campus lockdown on the Rockville Campus, will begin at approximately 10 a.m. with direct campus involvement ending by approximately 11:30 a.m. However, some emergency vehicles and emergency personnel may remain on campus until approximately 2 p.m. The exercise is a region-wide drill simulating a complex and coordinated attack at three other local community colleges and will include active shooter scenarios and lockdown orders. There will be multiple simulated trauma victims, played by volunteer actors, transported to 16 area hospitals, which are participating as a part of their annual surge training. Participants will include dozens of local emergency response personnel (law enforcement, fire, rescue teams, EMS), observers, the College’s public safety officers, and other College employees with emergency response duties. The lockdown component of the exercise will help to simulate what could happen during an actual active shooter emergency. Police officers and MC security will establish positions at the Rockville Campus entrances. We ask that everyone on the Rockville Campus make every effort to cooperate with the campus lockdown that morning. Please anticipate significant delays in normal traffic flows entering or exiting the campus during the exercise. The date and timing of this regional exercise was chosen by …

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