Public Safety Training Exercise to Take Place at CTC Marietta Campus

(Marietta, Ga. – May 6, 2014) Chattahoochee Technical College Public Safety Officers will be joined by local law enforcement for a day of training and simulated emergencies May 27. The training, which includes information on responding to active shooters and bomb threats, will take place at the Marietta Campus between semesters.

“This event is giving us an opportunity to work side by side with some of our counterparts in law enforcement,” explained Chattahoochee Technical College Director of Public Safety Willis Wade. “While we certainly hope that nothing like this ever happens, we must be prepared for any possible occurrence.”

After a morning of classroom training, officers from all agencies will have the opportunity to practice their response with a simulated event. Various scenarios have been worked out to provide as realistic of a response as possible. Sound and visual effects are being used, as well as volunteers to be victims in the incident. In addition to the actual simulation, a triage area, incident command, and even a media briefing room have been set aside to replicate a real scenario.

“I am pleased to see such a proactive approach to the active shooter training being conducted,” said Wade. “On a daily basis Chattahoochee Technical College is responsible for the safety of approximately 11,000 students and 1,000 faculty and staff members. As leaders we need to be proactive in our planning and implementation of current safety techniques. This training at our Marietta Campus is just one example of how the partnership between the Chattahoochee Technical College and other law enforcement agencies is forming to provide a safe environment for all of our students and community members.”