Merced, CA, First responders from throughout Merced County participated in a violent incident response training on December 19, 2019, at Cruickshank Middle School.
The exercise simulated an active-shooter situation requiring a multi-jurisdictional response from law enforcement, EMS and fire personnel.
Participants were provided a briefing, evaluated during the scenario, and debriefed afterward on how their response tactics can be refined and streamlined.
The exercise was held from 7:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m., no Cruickshank Middle School students were involved in the drill.
The following are agencies that participated in the drill.
Merced Fire Department; Merced Police Department; UC Merced Police Department; Merced County Office of Emergency Services; Merced County Public Health; Merced County Emergency Medical Services; Merced Sheriff’s Department; CAL FIRE Law Enforcement; Los Banos Police Department; Livingston Police Department; Atwater Police Department; Merced County Probation; Merced County District Attorney; California Highway Patrol; Los Banos Fire Department; Merced County Fire Department; Atwater Fire Department; Riggs / SEMSA Ambulance; Westside Ambulance.