Health Sciences Students to Participate Disaster Training at CGTC to Simulate Active Shooter Incident March 26

March 17, 2022

Warner Robins, Ga. – Trinity School of Medicine (TSOM) and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are partnering with the Warner Robins Police Department, Warner Robins Fire Department, Houston Healthcare, Georgia State Patrol, Houston County Emergency Management, Houston County Fire Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Houston County 911, CGTC Police, and other regional emergency response personnel to create a joint field training exercise designed to simulate a real-world, on-campus, active shooter incident from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Multi-agency community training is critical for enhancing the work done by each agency individually.  TSOM and CGTC, are proud to host the event and are excited to have the opportunity to allow our students to participate in this training.  Students at both institutions train through the Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps Student Unit to provide valuable medical care with the purpose of preparing active student members as civilian responders in the event of a mass casualty incident.  In addition to testing the skills of our trained deployable members, this event will also serve to promote the great community-focused service provided by both schools.

The “injured” individuals and damage depicted are designed to simulate the events of an active shooter incident.  This is not a real incident.  Training in this manner provides a realistic look and feel to best prepare for a response to a real incident. This is only a drill.

Volunteers have been given details about their role in the training and will go through orientations and training leading up to allow participants to accurately hone their skills in medicine and public safety.

The groups represented in the training are grateful to all the partners and volunteers who make this event possible.

“It is an honor to work and learn alongside the great men and women of our Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS community,” said Dr. Frances Purcell, Trinity School of Medicine’s provost and dean. “To have an opportunity to hone our medical skills in an atmosphere of teamwork and interprofessional training gives everyone even greater respect for our colleagues both in healthcare and public service.

“Working together to accomplish this training has been a productive exercise in interagency communication and support,” said Dr. Alvin Harmon, CGTC’s dean of Health Sciences. “Every opportunity we can create in our communities for our students to gain unique skills and learn alongside professionals in real-world settings improves our ability to offer quality education and training that benefits everyone. We value teamwork in healthcare and there is not a better way to show it than with this type of event.”

Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps (MAG MRC), is a physician-led organization of volunteer physicians and other healthcare workers who donate their time, training, and expertise to prepare for the eventual deployment and then to help care for citizens of Georgia faced with a large-scale healthcare emergency that threatens to overwhelm the normal local or state healthcare capabilities.

The MAG MRC is designed to be a quick-response team for deployments of up to 3 days, then to be relieved by other government agencies. For the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic response, the deployment lasted two months before standing down. For more information, please visit

Trinity School of Medicine

Trinity School of Medicine provides students with the opportunity to continue pursuing their dream of becoming a physician. Through rigorous academics, a supportive environment, world-class partnerships, and personal attention, we graduate, match, and deliver skilled, compassionate, and successful physicians throughout the world. To learn more, please visit

Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education delivery designed to promote community and workforce development.

The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies. CGTC continues to contribute to economic and workforce development in its eleven-county service area and throughout the State of Georgia.