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The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
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Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

Scenario #19 at Urban Shield 2013 challenged the competing SWAT teams to incorporate personnel from the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department into their plans to deal with an active shooter - Full Story

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Urban Shield 2013: First responders declare, ‘We have the watch!’ Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: First responders declare, ‘We have the watch!’

35 elite SWAT teams from as far away as Brazil joined up with fire and EMS responders in the annual exercise organized and executed by Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern and his team - Full Story

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Boston Commish: 3 lessons learned from marathon bombing Leischen Stelter - Education Issues in Public Safety

Boston Commish: 3 lessons learned from marathon bombing

Commissioner Edward Davis made a point to share some lessons learned from the response to this terrorist attack that might benefit other agencies - Full Story

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Theater gunman's lawyers spar over delay of Miranda rights

Theater gunman's lawyers spar over delay of Miranda rights

Police read the gunman his rights nearly 2 hours after the attack because they were concerned about a second shooter - Full Story

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NTOA calls for increased emergency medical training for cops

Recent tragic events highlight the need to provide patrol officers with basic TEMS medical training and equipment - Full Story

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Ex-cop sister questions fatal shooting in DC police pursuit

Ex-cop sister questions fatal shooting in DC police pursuit

The suspect's sister, a retired NYC cop, says police should never have fired because no one gunfire was coming from the vehicle - Full Story

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Video released of Capitol shooting, suspect ID'ed

Video released of Capitol shooting, suspect ID'ed

Miriam Carey of Conn. had no history of violence, but had post-postpartum depression after giving birth - Full Story

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Police pursuit locks down capitol, officer injured

Staff within the Capitol were warned to stay indoors and away from windows as police locked down the area - Full Story

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FBI releases chilling video of Navy Yard gunman before attack

Footage shows Aaron Alexis arriving to the Navy Yard and stalking the hallways with his gun in-hand.

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FBI releases chilling video of Navy Yard gunman before attack

Footage shows Aaron Alexis arriving to the Navy Yard and stalking the hallways with his gun in-hand - Full Story



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Mass Emergency Response Columnists

The Counter Terrorist The Counter Terrorist
with Security Solutions International Staff
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief