FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - It may have been a mock drill, but it is also a glimpse of today's reality.
A mad man, armed with a gun, storms into Beaumount Hospital in Farmington Hills, demanding drugs. The word bang is him firing his gun and taking innocent lives. Police then move in to stop him.
It is the kind of tragedy that can happen anywhere and everywhere. The recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas were the cause for Wednesday's drill in the event it ever happened at a hospital.
"It does keep you on edge," said Dr. Kelly Dinnan. "Unfortunately, it has brought awareness to certain situations. If we are always of our surroundings, I think we can prepare for it a little bit better."
"Our officers performed phenomenally," said Assistant Police Chief Jeff King, Farmington Hills police. "Our procedures, our tactics went into immediate action."
The staff at the hospital participated and shared their candid thoughts.
"It's scary," said Delores. "You can never predict when something like that will or won't happen."
The training also provided a lesson for the staff at Beaumont in the event they would have to treat the victims and the shooter. In that case, the victims and shooter would need to be separated.
"If you're the victim, the last thing you want to see is this guy who just shot you when you're fighting for your life," said Dr. Moe. "At the same time, you're scared of him, you want to know why are we treating him, when he just shot you. As doctors, we don't think about things like that. We take care of what we need to take care of. If we can save him, we save him too."
Also the "Stop the Bleed" program is growing nationwide. It is the everyday person learning about applying pressure or a tourniquet to injuries before the victim can receive proper medical attention is a game changer.
"All of that blood loss that could have happened in the field which is literally life or death when the patient comes into our emergency department and up to the O.R.," Dinnan said. "That literally changed a life. They saved a life."
The hospital will be providing free classes related to the Sop the Bleed program on December 9.