Mashpee to Hold Active Shooter Training Wednesday

MASHPEE – The Mashpee Police Department, in conjunction with the Mashpee School District and Mashpee Fire-Rescue Department, are planning an Integrated Response to an Active Threat Training Exercise at the Mashpee Middle-High School on Wednesday.

The objective of the training is to test and facilitate a full emergency response to an immediate threat, or mass casualty event.

There will also be a focus on medical response to victims, securing the scene and parent-student reunification.

Numerous outside agencies will be involved with this active shooter training, including but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security, Massachusetts State Police, Barnstable County Sherriff’s Office, Upper Cape Cod Special Response Team, Cape Cod Law Enforcement Council Swat Team, and many surrounding communities.

There will be approximately 100 role players including parents, teachers, staff members, and students.

In an effort to make the training realistic, role players will be using Moulage Training kits which incorporate fake blood and realistic wounds which adds to the decision making skills of those first responders on scene.

A professional actor will be portraying the active shooter to enhance the reality of the training.

Safety is the ultimate priority and there will be no live fire of any kind.

At no time during training will law enforcement need to engage the suspect or any additional threats.

Members of the community are asked to keep in mind that this is only a training exercise and not to become alarmed with the large presence of emergency vehicles at the school.

No road closures are expected and the impact of the community should be minimal.

Signals will be posted to remind citizens this is only a training exercise.

The exercise is set to take place Wednesday, August 21st starting at 9 a.m.

For further details contact Mashpee Police.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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