On July 19, 2017, St. Cloud Hospital worked with Gold Cross Ambulance, St. Cloud Police Department, St. Cloud Fire Department and St. Cloud State University to do an Active threat/Explosion exercise. The action started at the University where there was an explosion in an extremely busy common area. There were multiple victims. The scenario required police securing the scene, triage of multiple victims at the scene, transportation of victims, and a surge situation at the hospital.
This exercise emphasized the importance of working with community partners in developing an exercise. There were lots of lessons learned by all participants.