Federal, State, and Local First Responders Join ECPI University for Mass Casualty Disaster Response Simulation

Interdisciplinary Drill Designed to Simulate Campus Active Shooter Drill

Manassas, VAMore than 200 ECPI University students will team up with approximately dozens of first responders to simulate a mass casualty event at the Northern Virginia campus in Manassas on Saturday, October 12. Criminal Justice, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Radiography students will engage in a fusion-based response event that begins with heavily armed active shooters entering campus, inflicting casualties, then barricading themselves in a classroom.  Included in the first responders who will be guiding the students along the way are:

  • Virginia State Police
  • Prince William County Police
  • Fairfax County Police
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Manassas Park Police
  • First Responder Canine
  • City of Manassas Community Emergency Response Team 

Based on course of study, students will be assigned to teams in order to establish a perimeter, command and control operations center, negotiate with hostage takers, triage victims, and provide emergency care. 

“For more than a decade, members of the Criminal Justice faculty have cultivated close, professional relationships with these dedicated first responders who will be working with us,” says Northern Virginia Campus President, Dr. Pamela Moon. “ECPI University consistently produces highly-qualified and productive graduates, and people take notice and want to work with us, particularly on an exercise that allows their agencies to practice and learn as well.”    

Mission BBQ is a sponsor of this event, and is generously providing lunch for all participants. 

The event will take place at ECPI University’s Manassas campus, located at 10021 Balls Ford Road, and will commence at 10:00 am and conclude at 3:30 pm. For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.   

About ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.                      

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical AssistingRadiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems,  Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Digital Forensics; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit www.ecpi.edu. 

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Contact: 
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019