Media Advisory: Middle School Rescue Hotwash

Media Advisory: Middle School Rescue Hotwash

Next Generation School Safety at Pleasant View Middle School: Radio-Enabled Active Shooter Exercise and Hotwash. Wednesday, October 14, 2015, all morning. Witness from inside a public middle school how the school staff and first responders use radio to coordinate their response to an armed intruder.

WHO:

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor and School District 70 Superintendent Ed Smith are hosting a special Safe Schools Month community partnering training and media event.

WHAT:

Witness from inside a public middle school how the school staff and first responders use radio to coordinate their response to an armed intruder. Reporters will have unprecedented access to early morning briefings, up-close vantage points throughout the exercise, and the all-hands-on-deck "hotwash," or post-exercise evaluation.

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 am student moulage and pre-exercise briefings; 8:00 – 11:00 am radio-coordinated active shooter SWAT exercise, helicopter rescue, and school evacuation; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm hotwash with all community partners.

WHERE:

Pleasant View Middle School (380 students) - 23600 Everett Rd, Pueblo, Colorado 81006. Directions from Denver: Follow I-25 S to S Santa Fe Ave in Pueblo. Take Exit 98A from I-25 S. Continue on S Santa Fe Ave. Drive to Everett Rd. Upon arrival, look for command post or call John Simmons, 303-345-7926.

WHY:

The Colorado Safe Schools Act is the first law in the nation to establish interoperable communications in schools. Colorado school safety teams may now communicate with first responders by radio during a school crisis. Come see the difference this makes.

DETAILS:

Pueblo County School District 70 maintains a school safety center of excellence that tests latest response strategies and tactics, and school security technologies. Learn why Pueblo schools practice interoperable radio communications every day. Photos, video, and interviews welcome. Surveillance, body camera, and drone footage available for same day broadcast.

CONTACT:

John Simmons
School Safety Partners
303-345-7926
johnsimmons@schoolsafetypartners.org

Event Details

Place: Pleasant View Middle School, 23600 Everett Rd, Pueblo, Colorado 81006

Starts: 14th October 2015 7:00 AM
Ends: 14th October 2015 12:30 PM

Price: Free

Type: Symposium