New LAFD active shooter guidelines

    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.

    Published: Dec. 22, 2013
    Sources: Los Angeles Fire Department
    Credits: Ben Welsh
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