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Active Shooter Drill Set for October 2

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Active Shooter Drill Set for October 2

The Baxter Regional Medical Center Emergency Response Team will be conducting an Active Shooter Drill on Wednesday, October 2 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the main hospital campus. Activities for the drill will be focused at the East Entrance and other areas of the hospital. This community-wide Active Shooter Drill will include members of multiple law enforcement agencies, fire/rescue services, area college and school students, local 911 services, and hospital staff.

During the drill, the hospital will continue to be accessible and there will be a member of the hospital staff standing by the entrance directing traffic. Members of the press are invited to observe this drill, and a member of the emergency response team will be available to answer questions immediately following the completion of this exercise. For safety reasons, the drill will be closed to the general public.

“We don’t want the public alarmed in any way if they hear multiple sirens headed for the hospital. Drills are performed throughout the year so we can see where our strengths lie and where we can improve,” said Gerald Cantrell, Director of Ambulance/EMT and Emergency Response Team Chairman.