Active shooter training next week in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and the Paso Robles Police Department are having active shooter training on Aug. 14 at a school site in Paso Robles. 

The Paso Robles Unified School District continues to modernize their school sites and an opportunity for training has occurred at the Bauer Spec site, 401 17th St. This site will eventually be torn down and replaced.

“Through continued collaboration with the school district, this presents the perfect opportunity to utilize the empty campus for this type of training,” PRFES officials reported. 

The above site will be used on Aug. 14, at 9 a.m., to host a multi-agency drill simulating an active shooter situation on campus. Both police and fire will work in a coordinated effort to secure the scene, treat, and transport simulated victims to the proper hospitals. 

This event was in the planning stages before the recent incident at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, officials stated, adding “the incident in Gilroy emphasizes the need to be prepared.” 

Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services also would like to reinforce the importance of the Reverse 911 system. The Reverse 911 system uses a database of telephone numbers and associated addresses, which, when tied into geographic information systems (GIS), can be used to deliver recorded emergency notifications to a selected set of telephone service subscribers. Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services encourages all residents of Paso Robles to sign up for this free service at


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