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Response to historic landmarks, churches, schools and other mass gatherings

Your jurisdiction likely does not have a building as old or as historic as the Notre Dame cathedral, but it is sure to have buildings of local importance that need preplans. Read my Rapid Response to the Notre Dame cathedral on FireRescue1.com Rapid Response: Historic landmark fires are a tactical and emotional challenge for firefighters

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How to protect mass gathering from a vehicle attack

The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my attention. I have run many races of varying lengths and locations and not previously noticed this type of security measure. Tip: Use Municipal Vehicles to Increase Security at Temporary Mass Gatherings There are […]

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EMS1 – Dallas Standoff – Gold Medal Norovirus – Opioid Epidemic Response Flounders

1. Dallas SWAT Steps Away from Killer for Hours (DallasNews.com) Powerful. How the Dallas SWAT team cornered and killed the July 7 police shooter Go inside with the Dallas SWAT team as they tracked, talked to and killed the man who had killed five police officers and injured nine others. Interviews with the SWAT officers […]

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Video: Remember 2 Things for Special Events and 1 More Thing

From Steve Whitehead’s ongoing series at EMS1.com ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.comAfter the band-aid the 2nd most popular request at many special events and mass gatherings is an ice pack. At your first aid area, right next to the display on hands-only CPR, fill small sandwich size bags with ice for bumps and bruises. What […]

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Video: EMS Standby at Special Events

Have you ever had to post as EMS standby for a special event like a running race, triathlon, county fair, political rally, or other mass gathering? This is an event that could have clearly benefited from EMS standby – although it would not have been needed (at least for the filmed attempt. See more funny […]