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Anaheim and Santa Ana Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Active Shooter Exercise
ANAHEIM, CA - (November 4, 2013) - In the aftermath of mass casualty shootings across the nation, law and fire services have been conducting active shooter training to enhance response and identify gaps in preparedness. As a result, new policies and procedures have been developed to handle mass casualty incidents. The Orange County Operational Area (OCOA) has been leading this effort by collaboratively investing in regional policy development, equipment purchase, and training and exercise conduct. The OCOA, collaboration between OCFA, Orange Fire, Costa Mesa Fire, OCSD, Santa Ana PD, and Anaheim PD have developed an exercise to test these policies and procedures.

On Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Police Officers and Firefighters from across Orange County will participate in an exercise simulating an active shooter situation at a local hospital. Using the countywide mutual aid response plan, law enforcement and fire agencies will be paired up with their respective mutual aide partners to respond to this simulated active shooter situation. The details of the exercise are:

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 9:00AM to 11:30AM / 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: Former Kaiser Hospital – 441 N. Lakeview Ave. Anaheim
**This is the same exercise run at two separate times to accommodate more personnel**

Members of the media are invited to attend and observe this exercise. Interested news outlets are encouraged to RSVP to Anaheim Police and Fire Public Information Officer – Lt. Bob Dunn at rdunn@anaheim.net or 714-497-6330.


Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060 more city news

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