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Mercy Participates in Active Shooter Training

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:30 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Emergency vehicles and law enforcement had a heavy presence at Mercy's Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, Wednesday.
    Active shooter training was underway. Participants included Mercy and St. Luke's staff along with Linn County Sheriff's deputies, Cedar Rapids Police, Fire and several other metro agencies. The purpose of the drill is to iron out what to do should a shooting or other disaster occur.

    "The important thing about tonight is all these agencies are working together with a real life scenario and they are going to improve their safety but they also are going to improve their multi-agencies coordinated response," Cedar Rapids Fire Dept. Spokesperson, Greg Buelow said.

    In about a week agencies will look back on tonights drill and review what was done right and what needs to be improved.