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USFA Posts Guidance on Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

Nov 11, 2013

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently posted a fire and emergency medical services (EMS) resource that can be used to support planning and preparation for active shooter and mass casualty incidents. These complex and demanding incidents may be well beyond the traditional training and experience of the majority of firefighters and emergency medical technicians. USFA offers this guide as one source of many available for the public safety community, but it takes into consideration the diverse local service levels available across America.

In developing the guide, USFA consulted with individuals and groups engaged in fire and pre-hospital emergency medical services, law enforcement, and hospital medical and trauma care. We also consulted with public safety organizations and numerous federal agencies. Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents September 2013. Read more information here.