All clear was announced throughout the base, and the exercise activities at the scene remained in high gear as they transitioned from response to recovery mode.
The Commander’s Action Team and the Emergency Operations Center were stood up to help coordinate the on-going operations and dispatch resources to the on-scene commander. Group and Unit Control Centers were directed to perform accountability checks to verify the whereabouts of all members.
At the scene, investigators also began the process of sorting out the details of the event for their investigations and reports. Specialized teams and personnel arrived to start the process of clean up and restoration of the facilities.
The Emergency Family Assistance Center, or EFAC, was organized and established at the Wright-Patterson Club in preparation to receive and assist family members of the victims and others, who would arrive on base following such an event.
As the active-shooter exercise ended, life returned to normal on base. Wing Inspection team members turned to the task of collecting and assessing observations to determine how everyone can be better prepared for such an event.
For the exercise itself, role players, such as those at Bldg. 110 acting as the casualties being treated at the scene, added a realistic component to this event. Their portrayals of victims with a variety of injuries and trauma give responders a valuable glimpse of the human element at such a scenario. Exercise officials invite other interested individuals on base who would like to volunteer for future exercises.