San Marcos,
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January
2016
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08:06 PM
America/Los_Angeles

CSUSM Site of Active Shooter Drills, Jan. 6

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, CSUSM will be conducting active shooter training exercises in conjunction with the San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and a number of other North County hospitals, fire and law enforcement agencies. Due to the increase of active shootings and recent tragic events such as those in San Bernardino, Calif.; Paris, France; Roseburg, Ore. and Colorado Springs, Colo., CSUSM has made it a priority to ensure the campus community is well prepared for an active shooter emergency.

The drills, which will take place in the University Student Union, will include front line hospital staff as well as law enforcement and first responder agencies. Participating agencies include the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, City of San Marcos Fire Department, City of Escondido Fire and Police Departments, Palomar Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children’s Hospital.

Residents and motorists may notice emergency vehicles, including medical helicopters, ambulances, fire trucks and patrol cars on campus and in the surrounding community. Traffic control measures will be implemented throughout campus.

“The safety and welfare of our campus community is our highest priority,” said Robert McManus, CSUSM chief of police. “Conducting and planning for this exercise will allow us to assess our emergency response, interagency coordination and recovery efforts after such an event.”

For more information please contact Margaret Chantung for location details at mchantung@csusm.edu or 760-750-4011. The media staging area will be located at Craven Circle. Because of the sensitive nature of the training, media will have limited access to viewing/filming the training, however CSUSM and other agency spokespeople will be available. The drill is not open for viewing to the general public.

Who: CSUSM University Police Department in conjunction with the San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and a number of other North County hospitals, fire and law enforcement agencies.

What: Active Shooter Drills

When: Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First drill will take plate from 9 am to 12 p.m., the second drill will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos, University Student Union, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos.

Additional for media: The media staging area will be located at Craven Circle. Because of the sensitive nature of the training, media will have limited access to viewing/filming the training, however CSUSM and City of San Marcos spokespeople will be available.