Oxnard College to hold “Active Assailant” Drill with City and County First Responders

OXNARD, Calif. – In collaboration with the Oxnard Police Department, Oxnard Fire Department, and the Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard College will conduct an “Active Assailant” emergency drill the morning of April 13, 2018.

The exercise will include a test of campus lockdown procedures, communication systems, and emergency readiness protocols. It will unfold in the Student Service Building, with an observation wing in AA-101.

The drill, which has been in the planning stages for nearly a year, will be led by a multiagency first responder task force with representatives from the following:

  • Oxnard Police Department: Commander Christopher Williams and Sgt Rob Flinn
  • Oxnard Fire Department: Battalion Chief John Colamarino and Captain Jaime Villa
  • Ventura County Fire Department: Captain Pat Kelley

The results of the exercise will help Oxnard College refine its Emergency Action Plan. While no amount of preparedness can ensure a successful outcome, it is important that we familiarize ourselves with security protocols to effectively respond and minimize loss of life should an emergency arise. 

For more information on the upcoming Active Assailant drill, please contact Mr. Michael Ketaily ([email protected])Oxnard College Department Chair, Public Safety (805.678.5071) or Dr. Michael Bush ([email protected])Oxnard College Vice President, Business Services (805.678.5812). 

About Oxnard College

Established in 1975, Oxnard College is a fully accredited California Community College (part of the Ventura County Community College District), providing approximately 7,000 students a year with academically excellent undergraduate study and career technical education programs. Students may choose from more than 60 educational disciplines, culminating in transfer degrees, associate degrees and certificates. Oxnard College has strong articulation agreements with the University of California and California State University systems, as well transfer partnerships with private universities and colleges. Oxnard College is home to some of the state’s leading athletic programs, including a championship soccer team. To learn more, please visit www.oxnardcollege.edu

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