3 Active, Mass Shooter Truths

Friday afternoon a man took a handgun from his checked luggage, loaded it in the bathroom and began shooting passengers in the Fort Lauderdale Airport baggage claim.

Truth 1: Mass shootings can happen anywhere

Truth 2: Stand up, practice and prepare to deploy a rescue task force

Truth 3: Everyone needs to know how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Read about these truths on Rapid reaction: 3 active shooter, mass killing truths.

Also read on 3 tips to identify, protect soft targets like airports, schools and houses of worship.

And read on Rapid reaction: Fort Lauderdale shooting response.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.