Loudoun County Rescue Firefighters Law Enforcement Training Program March 19 | News

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) will conduct a full-scale emergency drill in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools on March 19 from approximately 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., depending on a March 10 release.

The training will take place in and around Trailside Middle School in Ashburn.

During part of the exercise, first responders will be located near Stone Bridge High School and Newton-Lee Elementary School, and law enforcement will be strategically located around the immediate area to assist in any impact on local traffic, the statement said.

The exercise will focus on an emergency response to an active threat inside the school. The training will involve simulated scenarios and deputies and emergency personnel using training materials. The purpose of this exercise is to assess the readiness of first responders to ensure a coordinated, timely and effective critical incident response and recovery here in Loudoun County.

There will be significant law enforcement, fire and emergency services present during the exercise, the statement said. In order to avoid any concern, panic or confusion, the LCSO and LC-CFRS are working with Loudoun County Public Schools to ensure that the public is informed in advance.

Variable message signs will be placed in the area immediately preceding and on the day of the exercise. In addition, messages will be disseminated via LCPS communications, via social media, Nextdoor and Alert Loudoun.

Please note that the exercise is closed to the general public.

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