Delaware Emergency Management Agency Lord Baltimore Elementary Active Shooter Exercise Series


April 2010 –July 2011


Thomas Nesbella, WMD Training & Exercise Planner
165 Brick Stone Landing Rd, Symrna, DE 19977
Phone: (302) 659-2353


The Olson Group, Ltd. (OGL) designed, conducted and evaluated a tabletop and full-scale exercise focusing on the response to an active shooter at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, DE. The exercises provided local law enforcement, EMS, fire, and school officials the opportunity to exercise and evaluate Lord Baltimore’s emergency plan, as well as the active shooter protocols for the Ocean View Police Department and the coordination between OVPD and fire and EMS during an active shooter response. Participants in the tabletop exercise identified areas of vulnerability which were the focus of the full-scale exercise held the following year. OGL followed Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidance in the design, development and conduct of these exercises.

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