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The Trump rally shooting demonstrated commendable actions like quick thinking by citizens, as well as shortcomings such as poor site selection and training gaps
The death of a firefighter attendee and the wounding of three others, including former President Trump, is a tragic reminder of gunshot wound assessment and treatment challenges
Exploring the indictment of Chief Pete Arredondo and the legal challenges in proving criminal negligence in the Uvalde school shooting case
Pete Arredondo was indicted by a grand jury on 10 counts of felony child endangerment/abandonment, Uvalde Sheriff Ruben Nolasco stated
Terrorists were behind attacks that targeted churches and a synagogue and killed at least 15 police officers and four civilians, including a priest
Robert Crimo III would face a mandatory sentence of life without parole if convicted of first-degree murder
“The police started to show up, and then there was massive gunfire and ambulances pulling up. The bullets were just flying,” a witness said
When officers responded to the deadly mass shooting in Lewiston, they didn’t hesitate to run inside, “putting their own personal safety in jeopardy,” documents reveal
The Oakland County sheriff said deputies tracked down the suspect to a home where they tried to make contact; a drone was sent inside and found the suspect dead
Burlington PD stated the demonstration was meant to depict a robbery scenario, pre-approved by the school; The PD apologized to students “upset by the scenario”
With the right people, policies, training and supervision in place, we can best handle whatever may come our way during these events
Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit, shares an insider look at how to prevent shootings and the role threat assessment teams play
There is no single answer to the cause of mass school shootings, but it goes much deeper and further than issues of gun control and mental illness
While I still feel being a little over-gunned is better, my personal active shooter response “kit” has shrunk dramatically
Use a portable power station to quickly and quietly charge radios, smartphones and power lighting and other devices when other power sources are not available
For anyone protecting major events, the known threats are easy to track, but the unknowns manifest in blind spots that can cause unwanted surprises
The lawsuit alleges state troopers did not follow their active shooter training and responsibility to confront the shooter
The Sagadahoc County deputy filed a 20-page defense detailing the alleged inaccuracies with the commission’s report
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
The essential role of local police in early detection, containment and forensic investigation of CBRN threats
The grants will help ensure local communities have the resources and capabilities to prevent threats to the homeland
It will always be difficult to identify an active shooter, but if we can identify them there’s a chance for intervention
This guide will help you submit a successful application, enabling your agency to meet its funding requirements and effectively tackle future challenges
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
Highlighting the importance of PACE planning in addressing potential security threats, crowd management issues and emergency responses for large gatherings
“I was standing right in front of Union Station, just to the west of the stage, when I heard shots fired.”
The chatter from the radio traffic was nonstop as dispatchers and commanders managed ambulances, medical resources and officers for traffic and crowd control
“I’m angry at what happened today. The people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment,” Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference
Interoperability is not just a technical term; it’s the backbone of a coordinated and efficient emergency response strategy