VACAVILLE — Several Solano County agencies are planning a mass-casualty exercise Nov. 14 at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Vacaville.
The exercise is scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m. and will involve a variety of first responders, including police and firefighters from all over the county and Travis Air Force Base, according to a press release from the city of Vacaville.
Hospitals in the region are also set to participate.
In all, about 100 people are scheduled to take part, including those portraying victims as well as support personnel, the press release states.
The purpose is to train first responders for potential incidents involving several scenarios, including an active shooter in a school campus, a hazardous materials incident, transport of multiple victims involved in those situations and other aspects of a mass-casualty incident, the release says.
Emergency vehicles including ambulances, fire vehicles, police vehicles and helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and California Shock Trauma Air Rescue will be involved.
The helicopters will take off and land at the playground area of the school, 301 Bel Air Drive in Vacaville.
None of the streets in the area are scheduled to be closed and residents in the area are advised to be prepared for the activity and noise that comes along with the exercise. People are asked to stay away from the training area for their safety and that of the participants.
Information and updates will be posted on the Vacaville city website: www.cityofvacaville.com.
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