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Mass violence: How lessons identified inform training, response

Recent acts of mass violence during active shooter events and other incidents in schools, churches and businesses continue to highlight the need for a multi-pronged strategy for both training and response.

This special EMS1/Lexipol guide outlines lessons identified from past incidents that can direct EMS involvement in pre-planning mass gatherings, improve multi-agency cooperation, and inform incident command and response strategies on the ground.

Brian Hupp, director of EMS at the Maury Regional Medical Center, joins the podcast to discuss tabletop MCI exercises
Jason Killens, chief executive of the UK’s Welsh Ambulance Service, discusses the complexity of response to an 800 casualty incident across four separate locations
O’Hare joins the podcast to discuss training and lessons from his role in the Boston Marathon bombing response
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