Active assailant training planned for Saturday at local elementary school

Multiple agencies in Winnemucca will join forces Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Grass Valley Elementary School for an active assailant training to test and improve the community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. 

Training participants will simulate a response to an active assailant event, including emergency responders who will simulate crime scenes, patient care and may treat volunteers who are pretending to be victims. 

In a press release, officials said that even though the incident is not real, the response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible.

The training will include participation from city and county law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency teams, state and local officials, hospital staff and other government agencies and private sector partners. 

The areas where the training exercise will take place will be clearly marked and the exercise will not be open to the public. 

“There are simple steps that Americans can take to prepare themselves and their loved ones for emergencies: be informed, make a plan, build a disaster supply kit, and get involved through opportunities that support community preparedness,” said a multi-agency press release. “By gathering supplies to meet basic needs, discussing what to do in an emergency with your family in advance, and being aware of the risks and appropriate actions, you will be better prepared for the unexpected and can help better prepare your community and the country. 

Additional emergency preparedness resources and activities can be found on or by calling 1-800-BE-READY (1-800-237-3239).