Mid-valley emergency preparedness officials are planning an “active-threat” exercise for Saturday, June 22, at Crescent Valley High School.
The event will include up to 50 mid-valley first-responders, including the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the Corvallis Police Department, the Albany Police Department, the Philomath Police Department and the Oregon State Police.
In addition, perhaps as many as 100 volunteers will be deployed either as victims or evacuees. No live weapons will be used in the exercise.
“This is a great training opportunity,” said Dave Busby, the emergency planning manager with the Corvallis Fire Department. “It gives us the opportunity to walk through the process and learn what we can do to be better. This is a proactive approach to making everybody better.”
The scenario that will take place in the drill involves two students who are viewed as “active threats,” with two adjacent school buildings being used as sites of the threats and the response.