Administration and Leadership

Supporting Paradigm Change in EMS’ Operational Medical Response to Active Shooter Events

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Medical Response, 1312JEMS_48.pdf

<p>Arlington County EMS paramedics participate in an active shooter scenario drill at a local school. Responders practice treating and evacuating injured victims. Photos courtesy E. Reed Smith</p>

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Medical Response

<p>Law enforcement personnel patrol the perimeter of the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed and more were wounded, including a law enforcement officer. AP Photo/Susan Walsh</p>

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<p>A Metropolitan Police Department officer walks near the Washington Navy Yard after a gunman launched an attack, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin</p>

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<p>Arlington County paramedics respond in an active shooter drill in a metro environment using TECC equipment. Photo courtesy E. Reed Smith</p>

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<p>In this training scenario, EMS and law enforcement practice response operations in the warm zone with a staged school shooting including 35 injured patients spread around the school and a barricaded suspect in library. Photo courtesy E. Reed Smith<br /> <br /> <br />  </p>

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<p>Task force personnel perform a rapid patient evacuation from inside a school. Photo courtesy E. Reed Smith</p>

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<p>Paramedics practice responding to a mall shooting using an APLS thermal guard stretcher. Photo courtesy E. Reed Smith</p>