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Lessons Learned from VA Beach Active Shooter

August 5, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In 2019 Virginia Beach authorities responded to a shooting that occurred on the afternoon of May 31, 2019, when DeWayne Craddock, a disgruntled city employee fatally shot 12 people and wounded four others in a mass shooting at a municipal building in the Princess Anne area of Virginia.

The Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia, in partnership with the Mass Care and Human Services Committee, will be hosting a panel of representatives from Virginia Beach.  The panel will discuss Virginia Beach’s response to establish and operate a Family Reunification Center and Family Assistance Center following the May31, 2019 active shooter incident.  The panel will discuss what went well, lessons learned and key takeaways that will help other localities in their FAC/FRC planning.

Panel participants may include:

Danielle Progen, Director, Virginia Beach Office of Emergency Management

Ken Spivey, Captain, Virginia Beach Police Department

Jim Thornton, Clinical Services Administrator – Child & Youth Behavioral Health Division, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

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August 5, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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