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Joint exercise tests active shooter response

Master Sgt. Louis Hause, left, and Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, right, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, tend to victims of an active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The pararescuemen were the first medics to arrive on scene, followed by the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters who took command of the scene. The first responders worked side-by-side to attend to victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital.  The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Master Sgt. Louis Hause, left, and Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, right, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, tend to victims of an active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The pararescuemen were the first medics to arrive on scene, followed by the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters who took command of the scene. The first responders worked side-by-side to attend to victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Hali Klein, 45th Security Forces Squadron, apprehends a suspect during a joint 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. During the scenario, four Airmen were wounded and three Airmen were killed by a military assailant. The security forces team was the first to respond to the scene, followed by a team of 308th Rescue Squadron pararesceumen and 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Hali Klein, 45th Security Forces Squadron, apprehends a suspect during a joint 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. During the scenario, four Airmen were wounded and three Airmen were killed by a military assailant. The security forces team was the first to respond to the scene, followed by a team of 308th Rescue Squadron pararesceumen and 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Senior Airman Bryan Tremaine, left, and Staff Sgt. Stefan Laufenberg, 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders, clear and secure Hangar 750 during a joint active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing. The security forces team was the first to respond to the scene, where they immediately apprehended the shooter and cleared the building for medical teams to safely tend to the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Senior Airman Bryan Tremaine, left, and Staff Sgt. Stefan Laufenberg, 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders, clear and secure Hangar 750 during a joint active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing. The security forces team was the first to respond to the scene, where they immediately apprehended the shooter and cleared the building for medical teams to safely tend to the victims. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, provides medical aid to active shooter exercise victim Airman 1st Class Ramon Thomas, 45th Comptroller Squadron, July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen worked closely with 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters to tend to victims on scene and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, provides medical aid to active shooter exercise victim Airman 1st Class Ramon Thomas, 45th Comptroller Squadron, July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen worked closely with 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters to tend to victims on scene and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Stefan Laufenberg, left, and Staff Sgt. Jesse Ouverson, second from right, 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders, work with Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, middle, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, to lift an active shooter exercise victim onto a stretcher July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. First responders from the host 45th Space Wing and tenant 920th Rescue Wing worked side-by-side to assist victims and ensure smooth transport to the hospital. The scenario included four injured Airmen and three deceased Airmen, including the active shooter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Stefan Laufenberg, left, and Staff Sgt. Jesse Ouverson, second from right, 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders, work with Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, middle, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, to lift an active shooter exercise victim onto a stretcher July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. First responders from the host 45th Space Wing and tenant 920th Rescue Wing worked side-by-side to assist victims and ensure smooth transport to the hospital. The scenario included four injured Airmen and three deceased Airmen, including the active shooter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Hali Klein, 45th Security Forces Squadron, comforts active shooter exercise victim Airman 1st Class Ramon Thomas, 45th Comptroller Squadron, as they wait for medical teams to arrive July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen with the 308th Rescue Squadron and firefighters with the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron worked together at the crime scene to tend to the victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Hali Klein, 45th Security Forces Squadron, comforts active shooter exercise victim Airman 1st Class Ramon Thomas, 45th Comptroller Squadron, as they wait for medical teams to arrive July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen with the 308th Rescue Squadron and firefighters with the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron worked together at the crime scene to tend to the victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

First Lt. Ryan Kelly, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, works with Staff Sgt. Jesse Ouverson, 45th Security Forces Squadron defender, to assess the victims of an active shooter exercise incident July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Kelly, who is on temporary duty with the 308th Rescue Squadron, and the pararescue team oversaw the care of the victims until the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters arrived. The exercise, which ran early morning through mid afternoon, was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

First Lt. Ryan Kelly, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, works with Staff Sgt. Jesse Ouverson, 45th Security Forces Squadron defender, to assess the victims of an active shooter exercise incident July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Kelly, who is on temporary duty with the 308th Rescue Squadron, and the pararescue team oversaw the care of the victims until the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters arrived. The exercise, which ran early morning through mid afternoon, was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Matthew Martines, right, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, and 1st Lt. Ryan Kelly, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, work through the logistics of gathering active shooter exercise victims for transport to the hospital July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The installation firefighters and 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen worked closely at the scene of the crime to ensure the victims were cared for and safely transported to the hospital. Kelly is on temporary duty with the 308th RQS from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Matthew Martines, right, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, and 1st Lt. Ryan Kelly, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, work through the logistics of gathering active shooter exercise victims for transport to the hospital July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The installation firefighters and 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen worked closely at the scene of the crime to ensure the victims were cared for and safely transported to the hospital. Kelly is on temporary duty with the 308th RQS from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Matthew Martines, right, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, receives a status update on a victim of an active shooter exercise, upon arriving on scene from Master Sgt. Louis Hause, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen worked closely with installation firefighters to tend to victims on scene and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Matthew Martines, right, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, receives a status update on a victim of an active shooter exercise, upon arriving on scene from Master Sgt. Louis Hause, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. Pararescuemen worked closely with installation firefighters to tend to victims on scene and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Airman 1st Class Brian Mclain, left, and Gene Carlander, middle, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, secure active shooter exercise victim Senior Airman Kristina Kruger, 920th Force Support Squadron, onto a stretcher for transport to the hospital while 1st Lt. Ryan Kelly, right, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, annotates her status update July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The firefighter and pararescue teams worked together closely to tend to victims on scene. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)
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Airman 1st Class Brian Mclain, left, and Gene Carlander, middle, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, secure active shooter exercise victim Senior Airman Kristina Kruger, 920th Force Support Squadron, onto a stretcher for transport to the hospital while 1st Lt. Ryan Kelly, right, 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, annotates her status update July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The firefighter and pararescue teams worked together closely to tend to victims on scene. The joint exercise between the 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing tested the units’ ability to work together in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

The 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing inspection teams worked side-by-side July 25, 2017 as they tested their units' response capabilities in working together to combat an active shooter on the installation.

The exercise kicked off shortly after 8 a.m. in Hangar 750, when a disgruntled Airman shot six others and then himself. A team of 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders were dispatched to the scene where they apprehended the suspect and cleared the building. Pararescuemen from the 308th Rescue Squadron reported to the Hangar shortly afterward and rendered first aid to the victims until the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department arrived on scene. The medics then worked together to safely transport the victims onto awaiting ambulances bound for the hospital.

The exercise ended mid afternoon when the commander's action teams and support personnel finished their roles in obtaining 100% accountability of personnel, next of kin notifications for those killed and injured and other behind-the-scenes actions.