Significant Event Readiness Forum
Prescott Resort and Conference Center
1500 AZ-69 | Prescott, AZ 86301
June 19, 2023 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Breakfast will occur from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Program will begin at 9:00AM
The purpose of the Significant Event Readiness Forum (SERF) is to provide an environment for exploring gaps and opportunities along the disaster response continuum. The SERF is not a disaster preparedness exercise, but instead is a facilitated discussion to foster information sharing.
By the end of the SERF, participants will better understand, for a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) in the Prescott area:
- Public Information Office/Joint Information Center messaging.
- Command activation, structure, staging, and strategies
- First responder actions.
- Hospital response.
- Terrorism Liaison Officer Response and Coordination with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
- Mental health support.
The audience for the event is:
- Law Enforcement
- Municipal Emergency Management
- County Emergency Management
- County Public Health
- Public Information Offices
- Mental Health
- Victim Advocates
- Tribal Partners
- Elected Officials
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- State Government
- Federal Government
Stadium Shooting SERF Scenario
An outdoor event occurred outside of a large event center in Prescott Valley. During the event, shots rang out from the roof of the event center. Law enforcement rapidly arrested the gunman without incident. The gunman had a radio set at a frequency for monitoring law enforcement communications.
A scan of the roof top area where the arrest occurred resulted in the discovery of ammo unusable by the shooter’s arms, indicating the possibility of a second shooter.
The scene around the event center is chaotic. Fifty-one people were wounded, and 13 others are dead, although others fled the scene and may also have been injured to some degree. The wounded at the scene included 6 children, one of whom was a relative of a Prescott Valley Town Council Member. Thirty-five of the known injured are critical, including one of the children.