Active Shooter Training At Fort Meade Brings Simulated Gunfire, But It's Just A Drill


Fort George G. Meade has three emergency response drills over the next week. Neighbors may hear concerning noises, but it’s just a drill. The Army base is pictured above. (Google Maps)

ODENTON, MD - Fort George G. Meade is practicing its emergency response three times over the next week.

Neighbors may hear simulated gunfire and see emergency vehicles, but there is no threat to the community. This is just a drill.

Fort Meade starts with an active shooter response training on Friday. This exercise is scheduled for the large parking lot along Cooper Avenue and the former Fort Meade Museum, also known as Building 4674.

"Service members, civilian employees, contractors and residents of Fort Meade may hear simulated gunfire, exercise alerts over the giant voice alert system and alert radio messages," the base said on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. "Emergency response vehicles and first responders will respond accordingly as part of the training."

The other two drills will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

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