Active Shooter Drill at Walter Reed: Whoops
Apparently, someone sent out an active shooter alert and forgot to include the words “Drill” or “exercise.”
Patients, facility workers and the local police responded as if it were a real situation because they thought it was! Aside from wondering if the button pusher still has a job, hopefully they will use this incident to do an after-actions report and learn if the responses from everyone involved can improve.
Make the most of a situation to improve the initial reactions for the real thing!