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July 21, 2017 – In an effort to promote the safety of the County and the public, Nevada County conducted its first Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, the largest of all the Nevada County campuses, on Thursday, July 20th.

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The exercise was in response to the increase in active shooter events we have seen in schools and government agencies in recent years, and is a part of the County’s Emergency Action Plan.  During the exercise, County staff implemented the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Run, Hide, Fight protocol which encourages staff and County customers to decide their best survival option based on their situation.

The exercise was successful, and only forty-five minutes of County services were interrupted. Emergency response and communication systems were tested in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office.