EMS response to La. theater shooting described
The Acadian Ambulance CEO praises the EMS response and the personal connection of many personnel to the victims
This is a Special Edition of the Employee Owner Update
LAFAYETTE, La. — The EMS response to the Grand Theater 16 active-shooter incident is detailed and praised in a recently-released video from the chairman and CEO of Acadian Ambulance.
“I understand you would like to know more specifics. I know this will make you as proud of your fellow medics and coworkers as I am,” said Acadian chairman and CEO Richard Zuschlag in a special edition of the employee owner update video.
John Russel Houser opened fire during the movie, killing two people and injuring nine others, before shooting himself. Nearby Acadian personnel responded in the first few minutes of the incident. A supervisor and two paramedics, escorted by police, entered the theater and began triaging patients and reporting their status.