Active shooter drill is Thursday at South Georgia Tech
Published 11:42 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018
AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will be the sites for a multi-layered emergency response training drill on Thursday, July 12.
The simulated event will provide realistic training and hands-on experience for SGTC EMT students, GSW nursing students, and all local law enforcement and first response organizations involved. The drill will also serve to test all lines of communication for any areas of improvement.
The drill will commence at SGTC main campus in Americus at approximately 5 p.m. Bystanders on the SGTC campus can expect to see a heavy first-responder presence as well as hear sirens, possible simulated gunfire, screeching tires and a helicopter. The scene will be assessed by law enforcement and made safe for students to triage mock victims with moulage injuries ranging from minor cuts to multiple fatalities.
The mock victims, played by GSW nursing students, will be transported by dozens of ambulances and a helicopter to GSW’s nursing building (the upstairs replicates a hospital floor and can serve as a trauma center) and Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (PSMC) where the students will continue to treat the victims.
Agencies involved include Sumter County Emergency Management, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Fire & Rescue, Americus Police Department, Americus Fire & Emergency Services, Middle Flint Regional E/911, Georgia Department of Public Health, SGTC EMT students, SGTC Campus Safety, GSW nursing students, GSW Public Safety, PSMC, Air Evac, GoldStar Ambulance, EMS services from the counties of Dougherty, Webster, Stewart, Crisp, and Terrell, and other local agencies.