Mich. First Responders to Conduct Hospital Active Shooter Exercise
Aug. 13—Emergency personnel will stage a full-scale emergency exercise, simulating an active shooter situation Wednesday at Henry Ford Allegiance Health.
The hospital's emergency management department will collaborate with local, regional and state responders to help ensure a coordinated, effective response and recovery in the event of an actual shooter at the hospital, according to a statement from the health system.
This is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in and around the campus at 205 N. East Ave.
Authorities are notifying the public in advance to avoid confusion because there will be a significant number of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical vehicles present.
Jackson County's largest police departments and Michigan State Police will be involved as well as Jackson Community Ambulance, Jackson County Emergency Management, the county health department and the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Henry Ford Allegiance Health facilities will remain open during the exercise. Patient care will not be interrupted, according to the statement.
The hospital is a weapons-free zone. Only on-duty police officers are allowed on the campus with firearms, and no live weapons will be used during the Wednesday event.