Active Shooter Drill
August 9, 2019

Today multiple agencies came together at Central Dauphin East High School for an Active Shooter Drill. The drill itself has been in the works for over a year and crews have been preparing for months. Today many aspects of local public safety came together to not only test their skills, but to learn. Crews performed multiple scenarios with focuses on neutralizing the threat and utilizing the Rescue Task Force concept to remove victims. The Rescue Task Force is a relatively new concept that allows Fire & EMS personnel to work directly alongside Law Enforcement to quickly assess and remove victims so they can receive medical care faster and increase the percentage of survival. Thank you to everyone that came out to make this possible.

Agencies involved included the following:
Swatara Twp Fire & Rescue, Police and EMA
Lower Paxton Twp Fire, Police and EMA
Susquehanna Twp Police
Harrisburg City Police
Dauphin County Probation
Pennsylvania State Police
South Central EMS
Life Team EMS
Central Dauphin School District
The South Central Task Force
Dauphin County EMA
Dauphin County 911
Derry Twp Police
Penbrook Police
West Hanover Twp Fire Co.