The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department, Wilson Health, Sidney Police Department, Sidney Fire Department, Shelby County EMA, Shelby County Sheriff Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol will be participating in a full-scale mass casualty exercise on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m. and concluding around 11:30 a.m. This exercise is intended to assess emergency response to a mass casualty incident involving an active shooter.
The exercise is primarily intended to test and evaluate the ability of law enforcement, first responders and the hospital to respond to a traumatic event.
As part of the exercise, simulated gun shots, smoke and other loud noises may be heard or observed near the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department building sometime between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on June 8. Poplar Street will be closed between West and Franklin Street from 8 a.m. to Noon to prepare and conduct the training drill.
Exercise participants posing as victims will be taken to Wilson Health’s Emergency Department.
Real-time emergency response will take precedence over the exercise drill. All participating agencies will operate as normal.