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 First responders declare, 'We have the watch!'
 Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response
 October 28, 2013
Dear PoliceOne Member,

Today we bring you exclusive coverage of Urban Shield 2013, the nation's largest multidisciplinary first responder training exercise and one of my favorite events of the year. My fifth Shield was without doubt the best one so far - an impressive array of scenarios and an international field of top competitors.

Read my coverage of the events, including a drill testing the incorporation of firefighters and paramedics into a SWAT response, and a focus on the forgotten heroes of the event: the volunteer 'victims.'

The goal of Urban Shield is "to present a multi-layered training exercise to enhance the skills and abilities of regional first responders, as well as those responsible for coordinating and managing large scale events." Mission accomplished.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor In Chief
Featured News

Texas standoff ends with 1 dead, suspect in custody

Gunman surrenders after wounding 6 Calif. officers

Video: Texas man fleeing police nearly runs cop over

Today's Top Stories:
Cop hostage tried stopping Pa. officer from killing self: Two officers wrestled over gun before abductor shot himself
Man who shot 3 officers in NM had 'cop killer' tattoo: The gunman died after crashing a stolen police cruiser
NYPD: Cousin admitted fatally stabbing mom, 4 kids : Chinese man implicated self in stabbing death of woman, 4 kids
FBI to investigate shooting of teen with replica guns
Police union: Newtown worker fund is inadequate
Photo: 'Chicken' crossing road helps police catch 31 offenders
Boy, 13, driving stolen pickup hits Ohio police cruiser
Retired Philly cop, 79, arrested for impersonating officer
Ind. K-9 bites boy during demonstration at school
Urban Shield 2013

First responders declare, 'We have the watch!'

By Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief
35 elite SWAT teams from as far away as Brazil joined up with fire and EMS responders for annual Urban Shield exercises. More 'playing time'

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Urban Shield 2013

Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

By Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief
Competing SWAT teams were challeneged to incorporate personnel from the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department into their active shooter plans. A great partnership
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Urban Shield 2013

Don’t forget the 'victims'

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Behind the scenes with the countless volunteers who make Urban Shield training so valuable — ‘victims’ will never fully know the good they did. "Make these guys work"
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