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Posted on: July 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Exercise Exercise Exercise

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The City of Gallup conducted an Active Shooter Exercise at the Octavian Fellin Public Library on the morning of July 12th. The overall objective of the exercise was to identify and evaluate planning, response, mitigation and recovery actions associated with an Active Shooter event at the local library in accordance with policies and procedures of the respective departments and agencies involved. This was a great opportunity for all Agencies involved to test their response capabilities and communication with other agencies.

Agencies who participated in the exercise consisted of:

-          Gallup Fire Department
-          Gallup Police Department
-          McKinley County Metro Dispatch Authority
-          Octavia Fellin Public Library
-          Gallup Indian Medical Center
-          Blackstone Security
-          Office of the Medical Investigator
-          McKinley County Office of Emergency Management

The Event was considered a success and lessons learned from the event will be used to improve departments and agencies training and readiness capabilities. The City of Gallup is consistently looking to improve interagency communications and cooperation when dealing with large events in order to better serve and protect our citizens and visitors.

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