Southern Star partners with local emergency responders for active shooter training exercise

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star will be conducting an active shooter training exercise for its staff with local emergency responders on Thursday, June 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at its corporate headquarters facility, located at 4700 State Route 56 in Owensboro, KY.

“Although it’s a scenario we hope nobody has to experience in real life, this drill will help prepare our team members and local officials on how to respond at an active shooter,” said Denny Miles, Vice President of IT & Security. “We are grateful for the first responders who will be participating in the training.”

Southern Star has conducted similar drills in the past, but this is the first time they have invited local media to participate.

“We understand the importance of local media professionals sharing critical information to our community. We want to make sure all stakeholders who would be involved in an actual event are included in this training exercise,” said Karen Goedde, Director of Communications & Public Relations.

During the drill, emergency vehicles and a staging area will be visible outside of Southern Star’s corporate headquarters facility.

Southern Star thanks all agencies participating in the exercise including the Daviess County EMA, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Daviess County Fire Department, American Medical Response, Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Daviess County’s Community Coordinator, and Daviess County Fiscal Court’s Public Information Officer.