Spokane firefighters, deputies, to take part in active shooter drill at North Pines Middle School

Spokane firefighters, deputies, to take part in active shooter drill at North Pines Middle School
Spokane Valley Fire Department

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and Spokane Valley Police Department will take part in an active shooter drill at North Pines Middle School on June 16.

The drill will involve multiple simulated casualties, and will take place in two parts, the first of which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Nearly two dozen young actors will become victims of a shooting at the middle school. Deputies and firefighters will arrive on scene and simulate the first 60 minutes of response.

The second scenario will begin at 12 p.m.

“We are basing this exercise, in part, on the After-Action Review (AAR) & Improvement Plan developed from the Freeman shooting,” explained lead planner Mike Patterson, SVFD Firefighter and RTF member. “We are going to play it like we’d run it, focusing on identified improvement areas. In addition to a deeper understanding of our regional resources, plans and needs, we’ll also identify further actions needed as we continue to improve our overall response to future incidents.”