In this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Frank Ricci and PJ Norwood and company discuss the alarming increase in hostile events happening in this country. During a recent 14-year study of active shooter incidents alone, the FBI concluded that in the last seven years if the study a 150-percent increase in incidents had occurred. In response, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) created the first and only national standard. NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and Hostile Events, encompasses a very broad yet extremely applicable approach for departments to follow. The standard includes response preparation for explosives, vehicles as weapons, fire and smoke as a weapon, and industrial chemicals used intentionally. Emergency services agencies need to plan and prepare together, with a singular yet collective mindset, to successfully be ready to respond to these trending incidents.
Paul Januszewski, Chief from North Haven Fire
John Montes, Emergency Services Specialist from National Fire Protection Association
Steven Hamilton, Lieutenant from Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department
Harry Stark, Lieutenant from Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department