June 25, 2018 By Staff
• Const. Robert Daniel, the senior trainer for RCMP’s tactical training section
• Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi, Vaughan Fire and Rescue
• Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Zvanitajs, Vaughan Fire and Rescue
An active shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. The U.S. has experienced a number of devastating events, such as the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting and the Las Vegas tragedy in October 2017, which have received international attention.
Canada has not escaped the threat: the recent van attack in Toronto, the 2014 shooting of a reserve army corporal in Ottawa and the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting are a couple examples of why efficient emergency response to these crisis situations is top of mind.
A lack of preparation can be the difference between life and death. For Canadian first responders, an integrated-rescue system has been one helpful way to prepare for mass-casualty incidents.
Watch this unique webinar in the link above and hear from active shooter experts in the fire and police worlds about emergency services communication/planning, best practices, as well as more on stabilizing the scene.
Related News… “NFPA releases world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard“
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