The St. Louis Regional Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA) Program in conjunction with the Mascoutah Public School District; Mascoutah Police Department; Mascoutah EMS; Mascoutah Fire Department; the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department; Illinois State Police District 11; MedStar Ambulance; and the Scott Air Force Base 375th will be conducting two response drills in Mascoutah School District 19, at Scott Elementary School near Mascoutah, Illinois, on Thursday, August 1st, and Friday, August 2nd, from 7:00am to 12:00pm.
The St. Louis Regional CCTA Program is a campaign of preparedness activities intended to strengthen regional collaboration between two states, eight counties, and more than 200 municipalities. The upcoming drills are in coordination with multiple federal, state, city, county, and local agencies and jurisdictions.
Employees from Scott Elementary, local law enforcement, EMS, fire agencies, and personnel from Scott Air Force Base will be participating in these response drills. The drills will occur before the school year begins to help prepare the school and the local emergency response community for an active threat situation. There will be no live firearms or ammunition. Personnel will arrive in their emergency response vehicles (e.g. fire truck/engines, ambulances, and police vehicles), and responders will be fully uniformed.
Due to the scheduled drills and response units at the school, Scott Elementary is closed to the general public on August 1st and 2nd, from 7:00am to 1:00pm. The school office will open both days at 1:00pm to the public.
If you would like to learn more about the CCTA Program or have questions about the drill, please contact Frank Williams.