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Local Agencies Will Simulate Active Shooter Situation

Nov 18, 2016
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The Boone County Office of Emergency Management will hold a simulated active shooter response exercise, on Monday November 21. The first exercise will be at the University of Missouri campus in Laws Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. The second will be at Southern Boone Elementary school in Ashland from 6 to 8 p.m.

Each exercise will incorporate sounds of gunfire, over 100 local emergency responders and 30 volunteers acting as real victims. Some volunteers will be wearing make-up, simulating actual injuries.

Boone County to upgrade 911 operation centers

Jun 12, 2012

Residents can soon expect some changes to how Boone County handles 9-1-1 calls.

Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens

Jun 12, 2012

Officials in Cole County have approved a proposal to add 15 new tornado sirens.

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Phone companies would have to help Missouri law enforcement agencies locate cellphone callers in emergency situations, under legislation moving through the state Senate.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.