#StrongAugusta is an initiative led by Augusta University's Critical Event Preparedness and Response team and other community stakeholders to prepare for and respond to active shooter/hostile events using the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 3000 Standard.
The partnership involves multiple entities, including Augusta University Center of Operational Medicine, Augusta University Police Department, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, and many others. The initiative includes coordination efforts and training to keep stakeholders safe and secure. #StrongAugusta is a work in progress and regularly scheduled full-scale exercises will continually test its plan and policies to reveal areas for improvement. Representatives from CEPaR and other stakeholders seek to share with the community what they are doing with others as a blueprint for similar initiatives.
In addition to the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR) at Augusta University, these community partners work together for #StrongAugusta.