Macomb Co. conducting mass casualty training in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Posted at 6:00 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 06:01:09-04

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is conducting mass casualty training in Washington Township on Tuesday morning and afternoon.

The training will take place in the area of 26 Mile and Jewell Rd. but will overflow to the area near Van Dyke and 26 Mile between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office, several fire departments and EMS service providers will be on hand for the training, and Sheriff Anthony Wickersham wants the public to know there is no threat.

People passing through the area will see police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances and more, and are asked to not call 911, loiter in the area or attempt to interfere with the exercise.

"In light of the recent Las Vegas shooting, we are continuously training and preparing for the worst in order to keep our citizens safe," Wickersham said. "We hope the day of mass casualty never arrives in our community, however, if it does we stay readied and prepared to the best of our abilities."