In this presentation, attendees will gain insight on how one Metropolitan Fire-Based EMS System took the lessons learned from a tragic mass shooting and channeled their efforts at procuring and equipping their personnel, training all responders and command staff, and revising their policies on responses to scenes of violence.
Fire personnel are also being trained to carry weapons for situations where their lives are in jeopardy.
Paper suggests traditional triage training is no longer feasible for mass violence MCIs.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's (LVMPD) after-action review (AAR) of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in 2017 details response to the incident and cites several challenges the department faced.
Additional support during an MCI can make a significant difference, and can help saves lives. A new protocol and training program seeks to assist first responders in better leveraging volunteers as medical force multipiliers.
Learn how the state of Ohio adopted the concept of the Rescue Task Force for all EMS personnel in the state, including efforts to build a training module and adding a mandatory training requirement in all Ohio EMS education institutions and for all certified Ohio EMS providers.
JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman highlights several takeaways from the Ventura County shooting that EMS providers should consider when preparing for and responding to active shooter incidents.
Austin-Travis County EMS Medical Director Mark Escott provides his perspective and rationale for providing the proper equipment (e.g., IFAKs) and training (e.g., self-aid/buddy aid, TECC) to EMS and fire department first responders.
The National Fire Protection Agency has released NFPA 3000: A document that provides recommendations for active shooter and hostile event planning and recovery. Learn more about the key areas covered in the document, and what steps you need to take to protect your community.