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Northeast Times | December 4, 2021

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Fort Worth: Full-scale, active threat training exercise to be staged July 29

Fort Worth: Full-scale, active threat training exercise to be staged July 29

An upcoming full-scale exercise will test the capabilities of the City of Fort Worth and its partners to respond to an active threat incident.

The exercise will be staged at Trimble Technical High School, 1003 W. Cannon St., from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29.

The exercise will focus on emergency response to an active threat incident and is being coordinated by the city’s Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with local and state emergency responders. The exercise will focus on evaluating response capabilities to an active threat situation resulting in a mass casualty incident in Fort Worth.

There will be significant law enforcement, fire and emergency services present before and during the exercises. Exercise responders will be shooting blanks, not live ammunition, during the exercise, which may be heard by those in the area. Volunteers will act as victims and bystanders. Some will be given artificial wounds.

In order to avoid any confusion, the public is being notified ahead of time. Residents and businesses near Trimble Tech High School have been advised ahead of the exercise.

The exercise is closed to the public and there is no viewing area.

Participants include the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department, FWISD, JPS Hospital, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth Marshals, Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management, Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management and others.