The Plumas County Public Health Agency reports that an active shooter full-scale exercise will be held at Quincy Junior-Senior High School on Wednesday, Nov. 1. “This exercise is designed to assist first responders and school staff to respond to unusual events that may challenge our facilities, personnel, and impact our communities,” said Lori Beatley, PCPHA public information officer. She said that the purpose of the full-scale exercise at the high school is to test local law enforcement, emergency medical services, school staff, and other community partners who would respond to an incident involving an active shooter in the community.
“Unfortunately, in this day and age it is not enough to just have a plan on preparing and responding to an active threat in our community,” said Beatley. “We must also test these plans and be able to collaborate with all responding entities to ensure the most effective response to this type of threat.”
There will be an increase in activity at the high school due to the exercise. Only students and staff who have volunteered will be participating in the full-scale exercise. Law enforcement and emergency medical services including helicopters and fire department equipment will be at the school participating in the exercise.
Due to the nature of the scenario, this exercise is closed to the public, said Beatley. Therefore, the public is asked to stay away from the high school while the exercise is in play. In order to prevent disruptions in the exercise and possible safety issues, no unauthorized personnel are allowed within the designated boundaries.
For more information, contact Plumas County Public Health Agency at (530) 283-6337.
Information submitted by Plumas County Public Health Agency