FAIRMONT, Minn. — An active shooter emergency preparedness exercise will take place at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The exercise will allow staff to practice the Department of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, Fight – Active Shooter Protocol and will take place sometime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont staff will file out of the building and go to designated locations. No fake or real weapons will be a part of the exercise.
“Educational exercises like this are so important to our staff,” says Erik Odegard, manager of security operations, Mayo Clinic Health System. “It’s vital that our staff receive training that prepares them for any emergency situation that may unfold.”
The training exercise will involve all staff who are able to participate. Patient care will not be disrupted.
Fairmont Police Department officers will be on site at all exits to assist. The event also is being coordinated with Martin County Emergency Management.
“If every person or business works toward becoming more prepared for an emergency, that creates an overall more resilient community that can help each other and bounce back more quickly from a disaster,” says Abigail Nesbit, Martin County Emergency Management director.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Dyslin