Tactical trained medics credited with saving Nev. middle school victims
"They were able to take those people and move them out of the hot zone very quickly," officials said
RENO, Nev. — Through the chaos that followed emergency calls from inside Sparks Middle School on Monday, after a 7th grader opened fire on a teacher and two other students, one emergency paramedic - first on scene - kept a clear head.
The whole time it felt like a drill, so he was going through the motions like he always had in his training,” REMSA Tactical Paramedic Team leader, Todd Kerfoot said. “When he got to the patients, that's when he realized it was real."
Kerfoot said the member of his team moved in with law enforcement as other EMT’s staged outside the scene, waiting for his instructions.