DSI Teams with Gadsden County for Active Shooter Exercise
TALLAHASSEE, FL - DSI Chief of Homeland Security Services Hayward Walker announced today that the company has completed a comprehensive Active Shooter Exercise for Gadsden County. The exercise was sponsored by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. To conduct an effective exercise, subject matter experts (SMEs) and local representatives from several agencies (School District, Sheriff’s Office, and other first responders) have taken part in the planning process and also took part in exercise conduct and evaluation. Exercise development and supporting documentation was produced with input, advice, and assistance from the exercise planning team, which followed the guidance set forth in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). The Gadsden County Active Shooter Situation Manual provided exercise participants with all the necessary tools to carry out their role in the exercise. The Gadsden County Active Shooter Exercise was designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise their plans and procedures for responding to an active shooter incident.