ACHE Announces Mass Casualty Drill

Sep 20, 2023 | News & Events

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announces an upcoming Mass Casualty Drill in collaboration with local emergency and law enforcement agencies.  This critical training exercise will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2023, on the ACHE campus, involving students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) and nursing students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

Date:  Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Campus, 7000 Chad Colley Blvd, Fort Smith, AR

This comprehensive drill will simulate a mass casualty incident, including an active shooter scenario, to ensure that our medical students are well-prepared to respond to emergencies.  The exercise aims to enhance their skills and coordination while working alongside local emergency and law officials, providing them with valuable real-world experience in crisis management.

Key Participants:

  • Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Faculty & Staff
  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Students
  • Local emergency responders
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • University of Arkansas – Fort Smith nursing students

 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a not-for-profit institution located on 500+ acres in Fort Smith. ACHE is fulfilling its mission of educating future healthcare professionals through its programs:  Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSB), Master of Public Health (MPH), School of Physical Therapy (ACHE PT), and the School of Occupational Therapy (ACHE OT).  Off-campus, ACHE is committed to making a difference in the community.  The ACHE Research Institute Health & Wellness Center (RIHWC) just celebrated the opening of the first floor in the 317,000 square foot facility.  The facility will be used for biomedical research and targeted health and wellness initiatives.  ACHE is a private institution dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness. For more information visit



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