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U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: May 31, 2012

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

Contact: CWO Donnie Brzuska

Office: (609) 898-6362

Mobile: (609) 224-0214

MULTIMEDIA: Coast Guard, law enforcement, emergency response agencies hold active shooter exercise

CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with dozens of other regional law enforcement, emergency response and emergency management agencies, held a full-scale Active Shooter Exercise Thursday on Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.

The exercise, the first of its kind to be held on a Coast Guard training center, involved a scenario of an unprovoked active shooter opening fire during a recruit graduation ceremony and wounding or killing about 30 people.

The objectives of the exercise were to respond and recover from an emergency situation, in order to identify ways to prevent threats to the public’s safety and security.

“This exercise provided us with a great opportunity for law enforcement, military and EMS personnel to partner and train to better respond to safety and security threats aboard the training center — as well as in the community,” said Capt. William G. Kelly, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.

“Although we won’t have a complete picture of the lessons learned until we have a chance to compile everyone’s observations and feedback, these types of exercises give us a chance to come together with our partner agencies in the region, identify any redundancies or conflicts in our procedures.”

More than 300 people, from dozens of agencies, participated through exercise design, active participation or support.

Click here to view or download a fact sheet, with information regarding the exercise and a list of the agencies involved.

Graduation ceremonies on Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, the nation’s only enlisted accession point for men and women attempting to join the Coast Guard, are held nearly weekly throughout the year.  The ceremonies attract an average of 600 people, including graduating recruits' family members, friends, and other visitors and guests.

 

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard, in conjunction with several dozen agencies, held a full-scale Active Shooter Exercise on Coast Guard Training Center Cape May May 31, 2012.

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Recruits play the role of victims hit by a gunman at graduation during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Recruits play the role of victims who were hit by a gunman during a graduation ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May's Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel from more than a dozen agencies line up to assist in evacuating "injured" personnel from the parade field May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

Recruits portrayed the victims of a gunman at the Active Shooter Exercise on board TRACEN.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Role-playing recruits are given medical attention for various "injuries" by Coast Guard medical personnel during the Active Shooter Exercise May 31, 2012, here at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

More than 300 people participated in the exercise which was aimed at improving the response capabilities of federal, state and local agencies.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia M. Devlin

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Staniewicz keeps his weapon trained on a window where a gunman was last spotted.

Staniewicz, a member of the Coast Guard Police Department on board Training Center Cape May, worked with at least a dozen other agencies as part of the TRACEN's Active Shooter Exercise held here May 31, 2012.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Detective Joe Berg of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office peers through the blinds of the Oceanside Club at SWAT team members during the Active Shooter Exercise held May 31, 2012, at Training Center Cape May, N.J.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi

 

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