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Fire Department Participating in Mass-Casualty Exercises

​The Coppell Fire Department is coordinating efforts with fire officials from the Town of Addison, City of Carrollton and City of Farmers Branch to conduct three, full-scale exercises during the month of March. These exercises are intended to validate response processes in a variety of mass-casualty scenarios, and representatives from more than 28 public safety organizations will participate.

The mass-casualty response exercises will simulate three types of events, including a transportation accident, an active shooter and a motor vehicle crashing into a crowd. In each scenario, responders will test their ability to stabilize the incidents, care for the injured, and coordinate effectively with multiple departments and jurisdictions, as necessary.

The exercises will be conducted multiple times, ensuring that all City of Coppell Fire Department shifts will be able to participate.

"While we hope we'll never need what we learn during these exercises, the City of Coppell Fire Department is dedicated to proactively training and going through drills to make sure that we can keep our residents safe and mitigate any threats that may arise," said Fire Chief Kevin Richardson. "You never know what's going to happen, so we always want to be prepared."

For more information about the mass-casualty exercises or other ways in which Coppell's Fire Department stays up to date with training, call the Coppell Fire Department​​ at 972-304-3512.​