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By Jeff Pack

Multiple agencies participate in active shooter drill


Last updated 11/6/2018 at 3:11pm

Shane Gibson

Area firefighter-paramedics carry dummies portraying injured or deceased victims of a mass shooting during a training drill at Murrieta Mesa High School, Oct. 23.

Hosted by the Riverside County Emergency Management Department and involving emergency responders from all over Southern California, an active shooter and mass casualty drill was held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Murrieta Mesa High School.

Officials said the training exercise was designed to test the capabilities of rescue teams, communication capabilities, resource coordination and expedited triage, treatment and transport during a mass casualty incident.

"It is vital that we test the techniques and procedures to be able to transport a large number of patients, although we hope we never have to...

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