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Friday, May 4, 2018

PGFD Participates in "Active Shooter" Exercise

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
MEBrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department participated in a full scale mass-casualty exercise on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  This exercise was in conjunction with the Maryland Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition where departments, agencies and hospitals were evaluated for their response to handling a large number of patients.

The scenario for the Fire/EMS Department was an active shooter at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland.  Firefighter/Medics encountered 20+ patients with simulated injuries and deaths.

The Fire/EMS exercise went well with 20 patients/actors transported to area hospitals.  Congratulations to all participants for a job well done.

All images by PGFD PIO Mark E. Brady