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Mass casualty exercise planned in Kettering

A mass casualty exercise has been planned Sunday morning near Kettering College and Kettering Medical Center 3535 Southern Blvd. in the city of Kettering.

More than a half dozen police, fire and emergency agencies will participate in the full-scale exercise, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

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Participating agencies will include Kettering Police, Fire, and Dispatch and other area EMS and law enforcement, as well as the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, the Southwest Ohio Regional Trauma System, and the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response System, according to a news release.

The exercise is primarily intended to assess medical response to a mass casualty incident involving elements of terrorism and an active shooter incident.

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As part of the exercise, gun shots, an explosion and other loud noises may be heard near the college and the hospital sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The exercise is expected to conclude around noon.

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