Sadly, these days, the “active shooter” run is more common than any of us would like. And more so than ever, fire / EMS departments are involved at different levels-from responding-to becoming the tragic victims.
Active-shooter incidents are a classic high-risk, low-frequency event. Most firefighters may never experience one-but the potential is always there….and for those who do and have, the consequences are devastating*.
On TUESDAY JULY 18, 2017-1300 ET, Gordon Graham’s Lexipol crew is again hosting a no cost FIREFIGHTER webinar with those who have unfortunately been there:
Chief Ben Barksdale-Prince Georges County, MD Fire-EMS where Firefighter/Medic John E. Ulmschneider was shot and killed and Volunteer Firefighter, Kevin Swain, from CO. 27 was shot multiple times but survived.
From NEW YORK:
Asst Fire Chief Mark Cholach (Formerly West Webster NY FD Chief) where Volunteer Firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were shot and killed. Two firefighters survived: firefighters Joseph Hofstetter, who was shot in the pelvis (with the bullet then lodged in his spine), and Theodore Scardino, who was shot in the chest and knee.
Dallas Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Tami Kayea commanded the fire and EMS resources when a sniper opened fire on police officers during a peaceful, planned protest. The shooter killed five Police Officers and injured seven other officers and two civilians.
In this webinar, these Chief Fire Officers will recount their experiences in responding to active-shooter situations.
-Lessons learned from three very different active-shooter incidents involving firefighters.
-The importance of developing joint response protocols with law enforcement.
-Factors to consider when making the decision to equip firefighters with body armor.
-Key elements of an active-shooter policy….and much more.
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Another chance to learn without spending a buck.
Just what the budget office and City Hall loves.
*In addition to the above, google these names and their stories-ALL firefighters and all shooting victims. RIP.
–Lexington, KY, Fire Lieutenant Brenda Cowan,
–Maplewood (MO) Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Hummert,
–Fayetteville (PA) Chief James Cutchall
–Jackson, MS Captain Stan Adams, District Chief Dwight Craft, Captain Merideth Moree and District Chief Rick Robbins, 47 …all of whom were gunned down in the Line of Duty…and there are many more related murders and related close calls.