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Area First Responders Participate in Multi-Agency Mass-Casualty Training Exercise

Post Date:03/14/2018 5:50 PM

Public safety officials from the Town of Addison and Cities of Carrollton, Coppell, and Farmers Branch will conduct full-scale exercises on March 20, 21, and 22 to validate response processes in a variety of mass-casualty events.

The exercises will simulate three separate events including a transportation accident, an active shooter, and a motor vehicle driven into a crowd. These scenarios will allow responders to test agency capability in stabilizing incidents and caring for the injured at any events that exceed the normal capacity of a single department or jurisdiction.

The trainings will involve more than 28 local organizations including representation from fire, police, EMS, hospitals, schools, transportation authorities, and community volunteers. The exercises will be conducted on three consecutive days to allow all three shifts of the fire departments to participate.

Day 1:              Tuesday, March 20
Scenario:         Transportation Accident (Plane versus Bus)
Location:         Addison Airport, 16051 Addison Road #220, Addison, TX

Day 2:              Wednesday, March 21
Scenario:         Active Shooter
Location:         Alfred J. Loos Athletic Complex Field House, 3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX

Day 3:              Thursday, March 22
Scenario:         Vehicle versus Crowd
Location:         R.E. Good Soccer Complex, 2335 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton, TX

Time:               Exercises will be conducted twice daily with the response and role play happening from 9:15-11:30 a.m. and again from 1:15-3:30 p.m.


Participating Agencies & Organizations

Addison Fire Department
Addison Police Department
Addison Emergency Management
Carrollton Fire Rescue
Carrollton Police Department
Carrollton Emergency Management
Carrollton Citizens on Patrol
Carrollton Citizens Fire Academy
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Coppell Fire Department
Coppell Emergency Management
Farmers Branch Fire Department
Farmers Branch Emergency Management
North Texas Emergency Communications Center
The Colony Fire Department
DFW Airport Fire Department
Frisco Fire Department
Garland Fire Department
Grapevine Fire Department
Irving Fire Department
Lake Cities Fire Department
Lewisville Fire Department
Richardson Fire Department
Allegiance Mobile Health
Dallas ISD
Dallas Area Rapid Transportation
Baylor Scott & White Carrollton
Baylor Scott & White Plano
Texas Health Hospital Carrollton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Medical City Las Colinas
Addison Airport
BioTel EMS

For a day-of media contact, reach Jolene DeVito at or 972-834-4880.

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