Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) Department of Security and Public Safety, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Philadelphia Fire Department, will conduct an active shooter training event on its campus at 4170 City Ave., on Sunday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The day will consist of three to four shooting scenarios using simulated firearms and munitions (blanks and soap balls). Participants will include the 19th District of the Philadelphia Police Department, the Philadelphia Police SWAT Team, first responder personnel from the Philadelphia Fire Department, and security personnel from PCOM and Allied Barton.
PCOM is holding the training exercise in an effort to ensure continued safety on campus, and test the campus’ readiness in working with local law enforcement personnel on real-world threats.
There will be no road closures or detours for this event.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained more than 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of psychology degrees and graduate programs in mental health counseling, school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
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