Fire EMS

Victims by the Hundreds: EMS Response and Command

Issue 10 and Volume 148.

Victims by the Hundreds: EMS Response and Command BY GARY DAVIS Fire Headquarters shook violently at 9:02 a.m. I looked up, and Special Operations Chief Mike Shannon was walking by my office. I asked, “What was that?” He replied, “I don`t know, but I think we`re gonna be needed.” I ran out into the parking lot where my car was parked and looked to the east from the office. It looked as though four or five blocks in the middle of downtown were one big pillar of smoke. Mike Weatherly, a light-duty firefighter working on some projects in my office, and I responded down NW 5th Street. We could see thick black smoke billowing out from the area of 5th and Harvey. I parked my car at NW 5th and Hudson, one block west of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. As I reached the intersection of NW 5th and…

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