Violence Against Firefighters a Growing Concern
April 15, 2013
Last week, four firefighters in Gwinnett County, GA, were taken hostage while responding to a medical call. This came just months after the tragedy in December where two firefighters were killed by a sniper in New York State while responding to a call. These horrific situations have turned national focus onto how to keep firefighters safe from unexpected violence. An article in CNN featuring an interview with NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg discusses this increasing concern. Read article.
While some violent incidents cannot be anticipated, others have more warning. The NVFC has compiled resources and training to help firefighters and EMS personnel prepare for mass violence and active shooter events. Find resources.