Clark County, Southern Nevada

Report
June 2, 2014
Baltimore, MD
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Fire Chief Bertral Washington
Clark County Fire Department
Fire Chief Willie McDonald
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
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Southern Nevada Fire Chiefs Association
Five Bugles
Auto Aid
Common Policies & Procedures
Training
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Local County Chiefs
“Authorities said Rodger began by fatally stabbing
three roommates at his apartment complex in the
6500 block of Seville Road in Isla Vista, then went
to a sorority house a few blocks away and opened
fire on three women outside, fatally wounding two
of them.”
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67 Mass shootings since 1982
 30 since 2006, 7 in 2012, 5 in 2013
 More than half involve schools (12) or workplace (20)
 30 in shopping malls, restaurants, religious,
government buildings
All but 1 killers were males, average age is 35
Newtown
Colorado Movie Theater
Sikh Temple in Wisconsin
Santa Monica
Washington Navy Yard
1966 thru 2010
 281 events: excluded gangs, robberies, solely domestic
disputes, hostage-taking incidents
 98% single suspects, 96% male suspects, Avg. age of 35
 36% involved multiple weapons
 Schools 29%, office 13%, open commercial 23%,
factory/warehouse 13%, other 49%
 Resolution: 46% applied force (PD killed), 14% no
applied force (negotiated end), 40% suicide
 Relationship to at least one victim: 41% work, 23%
academic, 22% none, 9% other, 5% family
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90% of deaths occurred prior to definitive
care
42% immediately
 26% in less than 5 minutes
 16% between 5 and 30 minutes
 8‐10% between 30 minutes and 2 hours
 Remainder survived between 2 and 6 hours
during prolonged extrication to care
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Only 10% of combat deaths occur after care
initiated
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History has shown that viable victims have died
because Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, and
Emergency Medical Services failed to have a
unified a plan.
Compressible Hemorrhage, Tension
Pneumothorax and basic airway issues are the
interventions we need to address in the first 30
minutes.
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Mumbai
 A contingent traveled to India for lessons
learned
LVMPD developed MACTAC
FD identified need to participate
Fire Captain was assigned to the SNCTC
Fire Chiefs and Sheriff agreed to partner
Capabilities and needs were shared and tested
A policy was written, followed by training
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Collaboration with law enforcement
ICS, Unified Command
Development of policy, testing, drilling,
revision
Support of management and labor
Labor support, employee buy-in is
ESSENTIAL
Joint FD, PD leadership commitment
Unified – Commitment, adoption, training,
implementation, scene management
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Unified Command
Go – no go
Cops are cops, FF are FF
Force protection – warm zone (Fire
Captains)
Hostile MCI bags
Ballistic Protection (yes or no)
Triage and remove
Fast in – get out
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Training for all personnel
MCI Bags on all units
Ballistic Protection
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Clark County Fire Department
paved the way
ICS - Unified Command (Absolute)

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