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Las Vegas Shooting

A gunman opened fire on 22,000 Las Vegas concert attendees from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Scores of people were killed and more than 500 people were injured.

EMS1 coverage of the Las Vegas shooting spanned breaking news to the importance of layperson bleeding control to recommendations to responses from the EMS1 advisory board for mass gathering response from the FEMA after-action report to an ER surgeon recalling lessons learned in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.

“I needed to help them. I needed to make sure that our people were good and we could take care of these people, and that’s why I chose to stay.”
Five years after the Route 91 Harvest Festival MCI, a paramedic reflects on a frightening moment, and the lessons learned
CAL FIRE Captain Chris Wetzel and his treating mental health provider detail his road from defeat to appreciation in the aftermath of tragedy
Five years after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, first responders have access to a 50,000-square-foot high-tech tactical training center
Oscar Monterossa served in the U.S. Army for four years as a combat medic, but it was the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting where the paramedic felt most vulnerable
“It’s always emotional,” a survivor said. “The fact that we’ve come together and not let evil win is so amazing”
From dangerous active shooter events, to ET3, Ebola, opioids and community paramedicine, EMS providers faced many significant incidents and evolving trends in the 2010s
APCO’s Voices Behind the Incident seminar brought together dispatchers that responded to the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting to talk about their experiences and share insights
Sgt. Austin Cox and veteran Sgt. Michael Vura were awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medals for exceptional bravery and selfless actions
A Nevada fire chief says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made
Community Ambulance Special Operations Director Glen Simpson said he’s still processing his memories of responding to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history
Steps to implementing unified command, staging and access learned from the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack
Dr. Allan MacIntyre spoke about his experience in the ER after the Las Vegas shooting at the California Hospital Association’s Disaster Planning Conference
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course is training paramedics and EMTs to provide better care when there’s an active threat