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Oro Valley Community Emergency Response Team Plans Mass Casualty Drill

October 16, 2017

On October 21, 2017, the Oro Valley Community Emergency Response Team (OVCERT) will be conducting a Mass Casualty Exercise from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Alive Church, 9662 N. La Cholla Boulevard.

OVCERT is a volunteer organization sponsored by the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD). OVCERT members are dedicated to individual and community preparedness and have completed an intense 20 hour course certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The purpose of this drill will be for OVCERT members to demonstrate the ability to operate a medical treatment area (casualty collection point) including receiving, documenting, evaluating and treating patients. They will also demonstrate basic skills of transport, triage, head-to-toe assessment, basic first aid and communication.

If you have any questions about this effort to strengthen the resiliency of our community, contact OVCERT Director, Scott Ingram at or (520) 576-0292 or OVCERT Public Information Officer, Bob Van de Cotte at Commander Jason Larter may be reached at (520) 220-4900 for questions about OVPD’s involvement in this drill.