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UTMC to participate in active shooter training simulation Aug. 2

Staff at The University of Toledo Medical Center will practice responding to an active shooter in a hospital setting during a simulation exercise Thursday, Aug. 2.

A second phase of the exercise aims to test the UTMC Emergency Department’s ability to respond to a surge of patients in need of critical medical care.

Nurses and physicians in the UTMC Emergency Department, along with UT students and police and safety personnel, will participate in the training scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon in the Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center.

Most of the training will be contained inside the building. However, officers will respond in police cruisers with emergency lights on. There also will be some transport of simulated patients to the Emergency Department.

Signs will be posted that identify that a training event is in process.