Active shooter training scenario planned for Novi High School
Release date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Community Relations Specialist 248-347-0431
NOVI, Mich., May 16, 2019
– The Novi Police and Fire Departments are partnering with the Novi Community School District to test emergency response protocols through a full-scale disaster simulation at 8am on Sunday, June 9. The simulation will include various scenarios to give law enforcement and first responders, along with school district personnel, the opportunity to train in real-life situations in real-time.
Several months of planning has gone into this mock training exercise and will simulate armed suspects within Novi High School. Various school administrators, teachers and students will role play in a hypothetical environment and respond in accordance with the school response plan.
“Recent events in our country and across the world have only served to highlight the need for preparedness,” said Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David E. Molloy. “While these incidents are most often unpredictable, it is of the utmost importance that all those who could be involved in such an incident are trained to respond in an efficient and effective manner.”
The exercise will simulate a scenario where the School Resource Officer is confronted by two armed gunmen in the school. Law enforcement will respond, working to neutralize the intruders and secure the area, while Novi Fire/EMS will triage and treat victims.
Once complete, the various groups will gather to discuss and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the response. The information gleaned from these discussions will be used to create the After Action Review.
For more information about the Novi Police and Fire Departments, visit cityofnovi.org or call 248.348.7100.