Fire/EMS News

Posted on: November 22, 2017

Tactical EMS

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In the unlikely event of an active shooter or other mass casualty incident, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS will deploy it's Tactical EMS "Rescue Task Force" team to assist law enforcement. The Rescue Task Force (RTF) will be comprised of paramedics and EMTs who wear ballistics gear and enter the warm zone (an area cleared by law enforcement but not secure) with an armed police officer to rapidly treat patients and move them from the accident scene. "It is clearly evident that no community is immune from the risk of a mass shooting (or some other form of mass violence)," says Fire Chief Brady Hansen. "We all have a need to face the facts and prepare our organizations for this risk. Without preparation our organizations will be terribly limited in how we can respond to provide for our own safety. We also have a duty to provide care for law enforcement officers and citizens. If we equip our personnel and train them alongside law enforcement, the outcome for that fateful event will be immeasurably better for our EMS personnel, law enforcement, and the citizens."

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