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MCI trailers provide a critical tool for dealing with emergency incidents
It’s on agencies to provide opportunities for community members to learn the skills needed to potentially save the life of a stranger or loved one
Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens
“I’ve got shots fired and an officer down,” a marshal can be heard saying over police radio. “Multiple rounds are being fired at officers”
Four officers were killed and four others were wounded while trying to capture a man who was wanted for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon
Three officers were killed; four Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers who responded to the scene were also shot while trying to rescue the wounded officers
A 16-year-old was arrested for opening fire inside Sanford venue after a fight
Survivors, now adults, rely on counseling to cope with trauma of the shooting 25 years ago
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Michael Hoosock also served as a paramedic for Manlius Fire Department, Rural Metro and WAVES Ambulance.
Two Newport News firefighters were terminated after an investigation found they ignored protocols
Two drivers were wounded in the I-10 shooting in the Florida panhandle
Arlington Firefighter Brady Weaver was shot while checking on children heard crying inside an apartment
An argument escalated into gunfire inside a Nashville restaurant
Indianapolis officers faced “a large group of juveniles,” including several who were shot
The law now allows TEMS medics to carry a firearm in prohibited areas for their protection
Arlington officials said the firefighter was shot in the chest
Authorities in Boise said one person was wounded in the shooting at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Las Vegas officers relied on EMS training, IFAKs when they found the wounded professor
Over 20 states have enacted legislation to provide digital mapping, site-specific labeling to give first responders critical details
Family of a Buffalo man shot during a basketball game believe a 30-minute delay led to death
Burnsville Fire Capt. Brandon Johannsen said Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth was a man of integrity, honor and kindness
Burnsville Police Officers Paul Elmstrand, Matthew Ruge and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth were killed during a domestic violence call
Burnsville officials prepare for an “unprecedented attendance” at the service for two police officers and a firefighter/medic killed on Feb. 18
The killing of three first responders in Burnsville highlights the unacceptable level of danger EMS providers face
Burnsville Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth was part of the SWAT team and one of three first responders killed on Feb. 18
An altercation between two groups escalated to gunfire
A candlelight vigil was held in front of the Burnsville City Hall for the fallen officers and firefighter/paramedic
Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
Although teamwork is a natural element of public safety, it’s easy for leaders to become complacent and fail to pay sufficient attention to team dynamics