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Clackamas Fire partners with Kaiser Permanente for an Active Shooter Drill
On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am, Clackamas Fire District #1 partnered with Kaiser Permanente doctors, nurses, emergency staff and security, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Army National Guard and Cascade Medical Training to practice response to an active shooter scenario inside the emergency department at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Happy Valley, Oregon.
The goal of the training was to facilitate a cooperative response to an active shooter incident and allow the various emergency partners to practice working together to ensure those affected received proper care and those responding were safe and efficient while carrying out their life-saving duties.
The drill gave Kaiser Permanente emergency staff and Clackamas Firefighters the opportunity to practice their response to such an incident including injury triage, initial patient care and transportation to the various areas within the hospital where they patients would need to go to receive specialized care for their injuries – all while being safe and aware of the potential dangers faced with an active shooter situation.
Clackamas Fire is committed to the mission “To Safely Protect and Preserve Life and Property”. More training events like this one are being planned for the future to continue providing opportunities to practice and learn how to continually make responses to an active shooter incident safer and efficient for providing care.