|Mount Aloysius Hosts Regional Active-Shooter Drill||08/7/2012|
CRESSON, Pa.- Mount Aloysius College campus will be the site of a two-day regional exercise centered on a multi-faceted regional response to an “active-shooter” incident. Participants from over 20 agencies will participate. At times they will utilize live radios to communicate. Please alert your reporters that this is a drill.
The “Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Training and Drill“ will take place on the Mount Aloysius campus this Wednesday and Thursday, August 8th and 9th. The “active portion” of the exercise is scheduled for Thursday, August 9th between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Academic Hall on the Mount Aloysius College campus.
Background: Exercise will involve over 20 regional agencies.
The goal of the exercise is to sharpen regional response should such an incident occur anywhere in the region including public places like schools, entertainment centers, hospitals etc.
Participants include emergency medical responders, law enforcement, traditional medical caregivers, aeromedical resources, educators and Mount Aloysius College safety, security, administrative and Nursing Division personnel. A list of participants in the two-day exercise includes: Cresson Township Police; Cambria County SERT; Cambria Emergency Management Agency and 9-1-1 Center; Conemaugh Medical Center Emergency Department’s Dr. Neil Yoder; Cresson Fire Department; Conemaugh MedStar, aeromedical transport unit; Pennsylvania State Police; Ebensburg Ambulance; West End Ambulance; Cambria County Coroner; University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Police Department; St. Francis University Police Department; Dauntless Fire Department, Ebensburg; Federal Correctional Institute at Loretto; WYOTech Technical School; Cambria Alliance Ambulance; ACRP Johnstown Alternative School; The US Marshall Service; Johnstown School District and the Johnstown Police Department.
The consortium of responders will conduct in-depth classroom seminars in addition to both a table-top and “live shooter” drill. The “live” drill will simulate multiple victims. Mount Aloysius resident assistants - advanced students who monitor dormitories during the school year - will participate. Regional medical personnel will use the vast Mount Aloysius Nursing Division Simulation Center to assist in the assessment and treatment of victims suffering multiple gunshot wounds.