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MCFRS Holds Mass Casualty Drill in Germantown



As emergency service personnel entered the Regal Cinemas on Century Boulevard in Germantown on Monday morning, they were met with a chaotic scene of violence and death. Numerous gunshot victims lay around the lobby of the movie theater, and an active shooter at large in the building and MCFRS personnel had to make split second decisions as to how to proceed — and that was exactly what 5th Battalion Chief Dave Pazos wanted.

The grim scene at the movie theater in the center of town, complete with 41 volunteers in grisly makeup, was all make believe. MCFRS conducted a Mass Casualty Incident Drill to better prepare first responders for the possibility that Germantown could be visited by same type the unthinkable violence which has played out in many other towns and cities throughout the nation.