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Mid-Michigan hospital conducting emergency exercise this week

Posted at 10:39 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 10:39:28-04

Don't be alarmed if you see a big police presence at the hospital this week.

Several police agencies are teaming up with Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson for an active shooter drill on Wednesday, August 15. The drill will take place from 10am - 12:30pm in and around the hospital campus located at 205 N. East Avenue.

The drill put the hospital's emergency operations plan to the test, which will involved a significant number of law enforcement, fire and emergency vehicles. No live weapons will be used in this exercise; only issued training weapons will be allowed.

Local agencies participating include: Jackson City Police and Fire Departments, Blackman Township Public Safety, Michigan State Police, Jackson Community Ambulance/Emergent Health Partners, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Emergency Management, Michigan State Police Emergency Management Homeland Security Division, Jackson Health Department, District One Regional Medical Response Coalition (D1RMRC) and Michigan Department of Corrections.

All Henry Ford Allegiance Health facilities will be open as usual during the exercise, including the Emergency Department. Patient care will not be interrupted.