I never think that they admit “we need to do better” after these drills. Hospital violent intruder drill identifies issues.
Communication problems were identified as a major concern during the exercise, with police officers unable to communicate with each other by radio or cell phone, and also unable to communicate with Incident Central Command.
The problem, however, had been anticipated because of a prior tabletop exercise, Kim Lockard, WMMC Emergency Management program administrator, said.
The hospital will get a receiver to correct communication problems, she said.
Usually I see these as PR stunts around the, “See how well prepared we are” scenario. So that people can feel safe, even if they aren’t really safe.