Crisis drill at Rifle High Oct. 10 |

Crisis drill at Rifle High Oct. 10

Local emergency services, Grand River Health and Garfield Re-2 School District will conduct a mass-casualty crisis drill at Rifle High School on Oct. 10 from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The drill will simulate an armed intruder entering the campus during lunch and will test the response of the hospital, law enforcement, emergency services, the school and district. Access to Rifle High and some of the surrounding area may be restricted, and emergency response vehicles will respond to the high school.

“It is important to run simulations such as this,” said Rifle Police Chief John Dyer. “It helps us understand how the school systems work, who the key people are and how we can work together to improve general school safety and our emergency response in the case of a crisis. It is a drill we never want to act out in real life, but it is an opportunity to learn and get better as organizations, and as a community.”

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