The Borough of Conshohocken has announced that it will stage a “large-scale emergency management simulation” on Saturday, June 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The specific simulation will involve an active shooter at Conshohocken Elementary School.
If you remember the day back in March there was a low flying police helicopter in the area of the school, a couple different people told us that it was there to test run for this simulation. We aren’t sure, but it makes sense.
The simulation will impact the neighborhood surrounding the school with road closures and parking restrictions. Below is the full announcement from the Borough:
The Borough of Conshohocken is planning a large-scale emergency management simulation to be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, which will simulate a live active shooter scenario. The drill will take place at Conshohocken Elementary School, located at 301 Harry Street between the hours of approximately 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
This will be the largest emergency management drill of its kind ever to be conducted in the Borough of Conshohocken, or a municipality of our size within Montgomery County. It will involve roughly 130 participants, comprising of emergency management personnel from Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth and Whitemarsh, as well as local and State Police, the Sheriff’s Department, both Conshohocken fire companies, Narberth Ambulance, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, Montgomery County SWAT Team, the FBI, and will be covered by local news media.
We are advising residents and visitors to anticipate road closures, traffic disruptions and parking limitations surrounding all training areas, specifically the streets surrounding the elementary school. In addition, we are also expecting significant noise disruptions including, but not limited to: simulated gunfire, police, fire and ambulance sirens, and nearby low flying helicopters.
The drill will also include about 30 volunteer mock victims, some dressed with prosthetic makeup and/or artificial wounds to appear injured. Some mock injuries may look graphic to bystanders passing the scene. At this time, the Borough is still accepting volunteers to partake as mock victims. If you are interested in participating please contact Allison Flounders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-828-1092.
Further details regarding road closures and parking restrictions will be posted to the Borough’s website and social media pages. Residents that may be affected surrounding the elementary school will also receive a letter with notice.
For questions, please contact the Borough of Conshohocken at 610-828-1092.