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Police to conduct mass casualty training at UL

UL Quad
Posted at 2:46 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 15:46:45-05

LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department (ULPD) will conduct a mass casualty training in collaboration with Acadian Ambulance from 7 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 19, in Broussard Hall.

Broussard Hall will be closed during the training and portions of Hebrard Boulevard will be closed to traffic for ULPD and emergency medical system vehicles.

As part of the exercise, University Police officers will conduct active shooter incident drills in Broussard Hall. The training will involve simunition rounds, which are small paintball-like projectiles. They are fired from blue handguns and sound like real gunfire. No simunition rounds will be fired outside Broussard Hall.

Acadian Ambulance personnel will arrive in ambulances with lights and sirens. They will exit the vehicles with urgency as if there were a mass casualty incident in Broussard Hall.