Stadium Shooting

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:

  1. Communications.
  2. Public Information Office/Joint Information Center messaging.
  3. Command activation, structure, staging, and strategies
  4. First responder actions.
  5. Hospital response.
  6. Terrorism Liaison Officer Response and Coordination with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
  7. Investigations.
  8. Mental health support.

The audience for the event is:

  • Hospitals
  • EMS
  • Fire
  • Law Enforcement
  • Municipal Emergency Management
  • County Emergency Management
  • County Public Health
  • Dispatch
  • Public Information Offices
  • Mental Health
  • Victim Advocates
  • Tribal Partners
  • Schools
  • 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.