PALMDALE – If you are near the Antelope Valley Mall this Thursday morning, you may hear simulated gunshots and loud explosions. Don’t be alarmed. It is most likely an active shooter drill, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
On Thursday, July 10th, the Palmdale Sheriff Station has joined efforts with the Antelope Valley Mall to conduct an Active Shooter exercise.
The exercise has been designed to meet both agencies’ training requirements. This training exercise is a field exercise utilizing assets from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and the Antelope Valley Mall, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and American Medical Response (AMR).
The purpose of this drill is to test our training and lead us to develop an improvement plan for future training which ultimately will prepare us in the event we are faced with an actual active shooter. All participating agencies will be working together and playing a role in this large scale exercise.
Between the hours 5:00am to 7:30am, residents surrounding the Antelope Valley Mall may hear simulated gunshots as well as loud explosions. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, this type of drill must be conducted to keep the citizens of the Antelope Valley safe.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this exercise, please contact Deputy Jodi Wolfe at 661-272-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 comments for "Active shooter drill at AV Mall this Thursday"
John E. says
Thank you for sharing the info aboit the active shooter training going on tomorrow morning. As a combat vet and firefighter who lives somewhat near the AV Mall, I will be responding as a visiting off-duty Fire Chief/Paramedic and rendering my training experience having dealt with an active shooter situation at Fort Hood. I understand your rationale for not voting. One vote really doesn’t matter in the big picture…however, when thousands share the same thoughts, it radically affects the outcome potential. Hang tough and follow your heart.
Lmao. This picture alone shows in a real shooter situation at least 2 of those cops are done for. Lead man is shooting over his shoulder second man doesn’t even have his gun, and possibly shooting lead man in the ass. Third man is doing the only thing right, are last man is going to apparently shoot the ceiling. Not to mention hidden man behind last man is looking at his feet. This is pathetic
When you’ve been involved in training exercises for shooting situations, you have to understand that not everyone involved is taking it with the same level of seriousness.
I’ve been involved in a few war game exercises, I can tell you, some guys treat it real, some treat it like a game. When we were actually deployed, everybody treated it real and everybody is up to snuff. Don’t ever take a PR picture as actual evidence of worthiness.
Manny is correct. Most of the mass shootings usually have a training exercise for the same situation within the week of the event.
kinda scary now that people know theres a drill, I had a weird thought that someone might take advantage of that..
Manny, your an idiot.
As it is a human trait, yes I can be an idiot at times. Thanks for the friendly reminder.
tired of stupid people says
manny, you should be more concerned about the president you probably voted for then the sheriffs practicing an active shooter drill at the mall. If there is an event it is because of copycat people. If they wanted to try to cause a big national event do you really think they would be telling people BEFORE the drill? No, they would be keeping it on the down low
I don’t vote. I am concerned about the decisions the President makes. I’m concerned about our own elected officials.
I’m not concerned about the drill taking place. I was throwing a topic for discussion out there and it looks like you caught it.
It’s funny how quick you rushed to judgement on my political beliefs. I wouldn’t vote for Obama or any Politico that accepts monetary contributions from any Corporations or entities that lobby Washington.
Thank you for not voting!!
In our country’s history, events have occurred. When these events occured, there was a police exercise conveniently happening that resembled said event . . . False flag anyone?