On September 3-6, John Muir Health, the Walnut Creek Police Department, the Concord Police Department and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be conducting a four-day series of Active Shooter Drills.
Planning for the drills has been ongoing for the past eight months with representatives of the agencies involved as part of their ongoing preparedness training exercises. There will be two simulations per day to allow for as many training opportunities as possible.
The exercises will take place on John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek Medical Center campus. There will be no impacts to patient care. The training is taking place in a small medical building that is being vacated and torn down. While all involved hope this training never has to be used, the purpose of these drills is to provide first responders with an opportunity to test their response and procedures, and to ensure a coordinated effort.
All of the involved agencies are getting the word out to the community now so that they know these are exercises and not a real incident. More reminders about the exercise will be communicated closer to the actual dates.