On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Kimball Middle School (451 N McLean Blvd, Elgin) the Elgin Police Department and Elgin Fire Department, in conjunction with School District U-46, and several area hospitals will be conducting a joint training scenario involving an active shooter/mass casualty event. The training scenario will start at 8:00 a.m. with a briefing that will be held in the Kimball Middle School gymnasium. The training scenario and critique is expected to end at 12:00 p.m.
The training scenario will involve approximately 200 role players along with the deployment of both police and fire personnel in response to an active shooter. Personnel will be tasked with command post operations, casualty collection points, rescue task forces, mutual aid, evacuations, and the treatment of injured within the school and at an off-site treatment area. Additionally, area hospitals will be receiving patients with simulated injuries. One of the many objectives of the training scenario is the deployment of a Rescue Task Force that is designed to allow medical personnel into a “warm” zone, under the armed protection of law enforcement personnel. The Rescue Task Force is then utilized to assess, treat, and evacuate injured persons.
Once the drill is active, access to the grounds of Kimball Middle School will be restricted and will remain restricted until the conclusion of the training scenario. A section of Weston Avenue between Wing Street and Demmond Street will be closed to the public from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.