Role of Fire and EMS Personnel in Armed Attacks

The recent shooting tragedies in Newtown, CT, and Webster, NY, have greatly shaken the nation and the emergency services community. U.S. Deputy Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines has released a statement regarding the role of Fire and EMS personnel in armed attacks, including steps departments can take to be prepared to meet this unique and challenging threat, as well as best practices that can be determined from past events. USFA will release a topical report on the subject later this month. Read statement.