Front Royal, Warren County first responders conduct mass casualty incident training
Personnel from Warren County Emergency Management, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Fire & Rescue, and the Front Royal Police Department came together for three days of mass casualty incident (MCI) training at Christendom College last week.
The training is the latest in a series of exercises that were conducted in the past year on separate key areas of responding to a major incident. An emphasis was placed on not only field operations at the patrol level, but also in incident command with a heavy emphasis on field supervisors understanding their roles in managing a critical incident involving multiple agencies. The exercises were developed to test capabilities of neutralizing a threat, quickly addressing critically injured victims, incident management and effective notification to additional resources.
“Preparing for this type of crisis is essential in the times that we find ourselves in,” said Front Royal Chief of Police Kahle Magalis in a news release. “We certainly hope that this type of training is never brought to bear, but the reality is that we must be ready if we ever have to deal with it. This is the first step.”
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