DC Fire and EMS responders honored for Navy Yard shooting work
The chief says some of the first on the scene were recruits within the department who had only been on the job a matter of weeks
WASHINGTON — Eleven days ago, D.C. Fire and EMS Lieutenant Chris Turner walked into the chaotic and tragic situation at the Navy Yard.
He was one of the first responders on scene as gunman Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people while injuring several others. “We really feel for the families that experienced tragedy and we share in that experience and within the department it takes a toll on us,” Turner says.
Theresa Shanklin was also called to respond to the shootings. She was just one of just six paramedics inside building 197. She says the horrific scene she saw stays fresh in her mind.