Miami-Dade County

Army Reserve, Miami-Dade police and fire rescue join forces in active shooter training exercise

The U.S. Army Reserve, Miami-Dade police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue will team up for a full-scale active shooter training exercise Thursday to honor the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that took the lives of 13 and injured 30 more.

Police officers will play the role of the shooters and firefighters will provide equipment for the exercise at 9 a.m. at the Luis Martinez Army Reserve Center at 13601 SW 176th St. in South Miami-Dade, following a tribute for the shooting victims at 8.

Five years ago, Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire in a room full of soldiers at an Army mobilization clinic in Fort Hood, Texas.

“If we had this type of training before the incident, more soldiers would be alive today,” said Sgt. First Class Joy D. Clark, who was one of the wounded in the Fort Hood shooting.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Congressman Joe Garcia will give the keynote address.