NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will conduct a full-scale, active shooter emergency exercise on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will involve a mock shooter and victims; simulated emergency radio traffic, alerts and announcements; Marshall, Redstone Arsenal and area emergency responders and response teams; and other activities to test Marshall’s emergency response and communications preparedness.

During the event, Emergency Notification System announcements, NIXLE text messages and other messages will be preceded by “EXERCISE.” While the event will be held within a Marshall facility on Redstone Arsenal, it is important the community at large is aware that any unusual activity that might be seen or heard is part of the test — and not an actual emergency.

The active shooter exercise is part of Marshall’s ongoing commitment to protecting employees – its most valuable assets. For more information or for interviews with Carole Valenti, Marshall’s emergency management director, contact Marshall Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Stanfield at 256-544-7199.

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