Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach City College
“The concern of an active shooter mass casualty incident has become a reality for campuses and communities across the country. Since the late 1990s, both the educational and first responder communities continue to evolve on how best to respond to an active killer occurrence. Recently, Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Fire and Police Departments conducted a large-scale active shooter training exercise that trained more than 150 fire and police personnel utilizing over 141 volunteers.
The exercise included the use of the Rescue Task Force (RTF) response model where police and fire personnel deploy and operate as a team into the “warm zones” of an active shooter scene to save lives. The large-scale scenario and RTF model are just a few examples of how public safety and higher education institutions prepare and respond for a criminal mass casualty event. This presentation will highlight the three stages of an active shooter incident to include the preparation, response and recovery phases. The presenters will offer several considerations for each phase of a criminal mass causality event to better prepare your campus.”