“Active Shooter/Assailant incidents are often unpredictable, evolve rapidly and have substantial consequences. In an effort to respond in an effective and safe manner a collaborative approach must be developed, is your agency ready? Come join us to expand awareness and learn the next steps in developing a coordinated response. Based on FBI statistics, there have been more than 160 active shooter/ hostile events in the U.S. since 2000. These events are occurring more frequently and can happen anyplace and at any time. Events can occur at schools, churches, shopping areas or even when your agency responds to routine events. Public expectation of our emergency response community is that we will immediately respond with a well-developed and exercised plan to stop the killing and immediately care for those who are injured. This awareness level program is designed to provide a brief history of incidents that occurred locally and nationally. A directed discussion related to current practices with an emphasis on developing a local integrated response (PD, FD, EMS) plan. Discussion related to the benefits of fire and EMS personnel preplanning ways to assist law enforcement during an event along with reviewing current and future training programs, equipment availability and best practices in taking the next steps in preparedness."" />
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Several Vista Fire Department members complete the "Active Shooter/Hostile Event - Are You Ready?" course
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By Vista Fire Department
July 6, 2017

We at the Vista Fire Department would like to congratulate District Manager Tom Ritchey, Lieutenant Allie Fisher, Foreman Adam Bartley, Foreman Jake Melcher, EMT Candidate Greg Pastrana, Ambulance Driver Richard Aloia, Firefighter John Aniello, Firefighter Ryan Ruggiero, Chief Jeff Peck, Foreman Mike Canil, Firefighter/EMT Candidate Dan Castelhano, Foreman Will Pope, Captain Debbie Ferman, Foreman Karen Lilly, EMT Candidate Isabel Fry & Probationary EMT Candidate Sean Kaplan on completing the "Active Shooter/Hostile Event - Are You Ready?" responder awareness course at the Westchester County Fire Training Center in Valhalla, New York!

The "Active Shooter/Hostile Event - Are You Ready?" responder awareness course is a 2-hour seminar described by the Westchester County Fire Training center as the following:

“Active Shooter/Assailant incidents are often unpredictable, evolve rapidly and have substantial consequences. In an effort to respond in an effective and safe manner a collaborative approach must be developed, is your agency ready? Come join us to expand awareness and learn the next steps in developing a coordinated response.

Based on FBI statistics, there have been more than 160 active shooter/ hostile events in the U.S. since 2000. These events are occurring more frequently and can happen anyplace and at any time. Events can occur at schools, churches, shopping areas or even when your agency responds to routine events.

Public expectation of our emergency response community is that we will immediately respond with a well-developed and exercised plan to stop the killing and immediately care for those who are injured.

This awareness level program is designed to provide a brief history of incidents that occurred locally and nationally. A directed discussion related to current practices with an emphasis on developing a local integrated response (PD, FD, EMS) plan. Discussion related to the benefits of fire and EMS personnel preplanning ways to assist law enforcement during an event along with reviewing current and future training programs, equipment availability and best practices in taking the next steps in preparedness."

(L-to-R) Foreman Jake Melcher, EMT Candidate Greg Pastrana, Lt. Allie Fisher and Foreman Adam Bartley
(L-to-R) Foreman Jake Melcher, EMT Candidate Greg Pastrana, Lt. Allie Fisher and Foreman Adam Bartley
Firefighter Ryan Ruggiero
Firefighter Ryan Ruggiero
 
Foreman Will Pope
Foreman Will Pope
Foreman Mike Canil and FF/EMT Candidate Dan Castelhano
Foreman Mike Canil and FF/EMT Candidate Dan Castelhano
 
Foreman Karen Lilly and Captain Debbie Ferman
Foreman Karen Lilly and Captain Debbie Ferman
EMT Candidate Isabel Fry
EMT Candidate Isabel Fry
 
Probationary EMT Candidate Sean Kaplan
Probationary EMT Candidate Sean Kaplan
District Manager Tom Ritchey
District Manager Tom Ritchey
 
Members of the Vista Fire Department who completed the "Active Shooter/Hostile Event - Are You Ready?" responder awareness course
Members of the Vista Fire Department who completed the "Active Shooter/Hostile Event - Are You Ready?" responder awareness course
 

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