Navy’s Active Shooter Drill Will Simulate Mass Casualty In Annapolis

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Naval Support Activity Annapolis, pictured above, is hosting an emergency response training through Feb. 16. Residents may see or hear concerning things, but this is just a drill. (Google Maps)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - You may hear extra sirens in Annapolis over the next few days. Don't be alarmed. 

The Navy is running a mass casualty exercise. The drill started Tuesday, and it runs through Feb. 16. 

The pinnacle training is this Wednesday's active shooter drill. This will draw extra first responders to the city.

"The exercise will feature live volunteer victims, realistic injury moulage paint, simulated gunfire and other audio stimuli," Naval Support Activity Annapolis said in a press release. "The exercise will feature joint law enforcement response to an active shooter, followed by mass casualty medical triage and transport."

The training is part of Exercise Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain 2024, which is conducted on all Navy bases in the continental U.S. 

"The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services, and agency partners," NSA Annapolis said in the release.

NSA Annapolis is the base that supports the U.S. Naval Academy.

NSA Annapolis security, fire and police will manage this training.

The trainers will partner with Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie for the training.

The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management will also be involved.

Fire departments from these jurisdictions will support the response: the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Queen Anne's County, Kent Island, Dorchester County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Howard County, Morningside Volunteer Fire Department, Branchville Volunteer Fire Department and Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department. 

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