Mass shootings: how first responders can prepare
Mass shootings are part of U.S. and international cultures, and it is crucial fire departments train with other public-safety agencies for such incidents.
August Vernon — operations officer with Forsyth County Emergency Management in Winston/Salem, N.C. — instructs a class on mass shootings and response. The Aurora incident “reminds us again that these incidents have happened in all jurisdictions and will continue to happen, and it is important that public safety work together and plan for these situations,” he said. Here, he shares tips on preparing for mass shootings.
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