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Mass Shooting Tip – Get There Quicker

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., shooting is:

  • Most deadly school shooting since Newtown.
  • More killed than Columnbine.

There are two sides of the mass shooting equation our society could work on:

  1. Before the shooting starts
  2. After the shooting starts

There doesn’t seem to be any will or desire to do anything about the former so it’s up to medics, cops, teachers, coaches, preachers, moms, dads, firefighters and strangers to get there quicker to stop the killing and stop the bleeding.

Rapid response: School shooting EMS, police response has to be faster 

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.