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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 5/23/13: Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Bureau Train on an "Active Shooter" Scenario

PF&R and PPB personnel will be training on  an "active shooter" scenario today at  Kellogg Middle School (SE 69th and Powell). The drill will involve aprox. 50 moulaged (make-up that simulates injuries) victims and several PF&R and PPB resources. The training is designed to give first responders a "real life" experience as they navigate the difficulties of trying to control a threatening shooter and also get medical care to victims inside the school. PF&R and PPB communication groups will be on-site prepping for simulated press conferences and testing public notification and social media plans. There will be designated area's for media to shoot video of the rescue operation and coordinated walk-thru's of patient treatment and triage area's. This drill will take  place between 9am-12pm. Please contact Lt. Rich Chatman  or Sgt. Pete Simpson for specific information.

Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Rich Chatman PIO, 503-940-6003