LLIS Lesson Learned: School Emergency Response Operations: Hood River County, Oregon, Dispatch Center's Accessing of a School Video Camera System during an Active Shooter Drill   [open pdf - 52KB]

"On October 11, 2008, the Hood River County, Oregon, Division of Emergency Services sponsored the Hood River Sheriff's Department Active Shooter Drill. The drill scenario simulated an active shooter situation with an unknown number of gunmen at HRVHS [Hood River Valley High School]. Law enforcement officers and emergency medical services personnel responded following a 9-1-1 call from HRVHS reporting shots fired. The drill tested Hood River County's active shooter response policy and assessed the public safety and security response capability for an active shooter in a school. The drill also assessed communications procedures among a police response team, the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center, and HRVHS. Sixty-three participants from ten state and local agencies participated in the drill. During the drill, the Hood River County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center accessed HRVHS's video camera system. This allowed the center to confirm and pass near-real-time information to responders at the school. This enabled law enforcement personnel to act on timely, clear, and current information, which improved the overall response."

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