Los Angeles City fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at Los Angeles International Airport.
The training bulletin below, issued by interim LAFD Fire Chief James G. Featherstone, provides new direction on dealing with law enforcement to set up warm zones and deploying “rescue task forces” to search for victims.
The new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents sprees to treat victims and rush them to hospital trauma centers.
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