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Monday, January 14, 2013

LACoFD: ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE


Contact:
Inspector Brian Riley                        Marylou Ferry                                 Jon Traber                         Nicole Nishida
(213) 760-2141                                  (909) 607-9665                                (909) 399-5418                  (323) 810-1973

For immediate release
MEDIA ADVISORY
ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE
TESTS SKILLS OF L.A. AREA FIRST RESPONDERS

WHAT:              In the wake of several tragic shooting incidents at school campuses across the United StatesLos Angeles area first responders will conduct 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 will engage helicopters from the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s departments, and will take place in several areas on the Scripps College campus in the City of Claremont.  Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Claremont Police Department personnel will employ tactics to quickly protect students from a simulated active shooter on campus.  Emergency responders will also practice their skills in the areas of victim removal, treatment and transport.

WHO:                The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), Claremont Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The training exercise will also include personnel from several other local area fire departments, as well as role-players and local ambulance service providers. 

WHEN:              The event will be conducted three times --Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 7-11 a.m.
The “active” portion of the drill will take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Media observers are encouraged to attend on Thursday, January 17, but are welcome to attend on any of the three days. (Please park in the lot located at the corner of 11th and Dartmouth, and check in no later than 9:45 a.m.)

WHERE:            The Scripps College Performing Arts Center at the corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue, City of Claremont. Surrounding fields and streets also will be utilized (see attached detailed map)




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