Active Shooter Exercise
On Friday, January 4th Napa County “Active Shooter Full-Scale Exercises” were held at the American Canyon Community Center. These exercises, which were coordinated by the Napa County Office of Emergency Services (“OES”), focused on the tactical functions of law enforcement and fire resources during an active shooter event. These types of tactical operations require command and control between law and fire to be unified, with common communication, to achieve a goal of treating and transported victims can as soon as possible, potentially even before threat(s) are neutralized. The exercise’s lasted all day so that personnel from multiple Napa County agencies could participate. Participants included: American Canyon Police Department, American Canyon Fire Protection District, American Canyon CERT, Napa County Sheriff’s Department; California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire/Napa County Fire, City of Napa Police and Fire, and the Napa County DA’s office. Thank you to the American Canyon Parks and Recreation Department for helping to make this exercise possible.