Camp Guernsey to hold an active shooter exercise on September 27


GUERNSEY – Camp Guernsey is conducting an active shooter training event on Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The public should expect to hear simulated gunfire and sirens and see increased security measures around the military training facility.

Camp personnel are coordinating efforts with local civil authorities, to include Platte County Emergency Management, Red Cross, Guernsey and county law enforcement and the Guernsey Fire Department, to ensure all protocol measures are rehearsed and refined in the event a real situation should ever occur.

“The objective of this active shooter training is to exercise Camp Guernsey’s protocols for an active shooter incident and strengthen the working relationship with State of Wyoming and Platte County agencies and organizations that help us prepare, respond and recover from any incident that may impact Camp Guernsey or even the state,” explained Art Lowther, operations security manager at the camp.

The Thursday morning exercise will be the culminating event after three days of training for camp staff and the participating agencies. Training will review and rehearse standard procedures, as well as Standard Response Protocol.

John-Michael Keyes, executive director of the I Love U Guys Foundation, and father of a daughter killed in a school shooting, will make a Standard Response Protocol presentation at the beginning of the training, on Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is open to anyone with an interest in the protocol, but seating is limited. Email [email protected] by Sept. 24 to reserve a seat.

According to the foundation’s website, the presentation has been developed to assist law enforcement, schools, and other stakeholders in the common language and actions of the Standard Response Protocol.


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