Pratt Community College will host an active shooter drill on Friday, Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. Many emergency vehicles will be seen at the college that day but it is part of the drill.

Pratt Community College will be the main site of a full-scale active shooter exercise on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to test how the college and first responder agencies such as law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency management and the hospital can work together to address and respond to such an incident. Pratt Regional Medical Center and the Pratt Law Enforcement Center will also be involved during this exercise so increased activity may also be present around these facilities as well.

Classes are not in session that week. Anyone nearby the exercise areas should expect to see a large number of police, EMS, fire and other emergency vehicles. The exercise should not interfere with businesses located in the area.

This exercise will allow these agencies to practice their skills and response procedures to an active shooter incident as well as identify opportunities to enhance their current capabilities.

Real world emergency responses will not be affected by this exercise as real world emergency events will take priority over exercise events. Hospital and EMS medical care and treatment will not be delayed or curtailed in any way before, during and after the exercise.