Joint exercise tests active shooter response
920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 26, 2017
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.