Highland Hospital is hosting an active shooter drill on May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Multiple local law enforcement and emergency response agencies plan to participate including the Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, AMR, Pittsford Ambulance, and the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management.
The drill will simulate how the hospital and local law enforcement agencies would respond to an active shooter situation in the hospital’s new patient tower, which is scheduled to open this summer. Because construction on the tower is nearly complete, but it is not yet occupied with staff and patients, it will give the hospital and community partners the unique opportunity to practice how they would respond if this situation were ever to occur. The safety of its providers, staff, patients and their families, and the community is Highland’s top priority and practice is crucial when it comes to safety and emergency preparedness.
The media will be invited to view the drill from across the street at the Frederick Douglass Community Library at 971 South Avenue. Representatives will be on hand for interviews. More details to follow.