Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence

February 16, 2021: Strategy and tactics discussed provide guidelines and best practices for departments of any size or configuration.
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Date: February 16, 2021
1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMT

Duration: 1 Hour

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered

All aspects of fire and EMS response to violent incidents are addressed in this interactive workshop: single-unit response to scenes of violence, multi-unit/multi-agency response to active shooter incidents, civil unrest, terrorism, hazardous materials response from intentional acts, incidents involving explosives, and suspicious packages. The instructor shares his experience as a sheriff deputy and a fire department company officer, case histories, and emergency response critiques to highlight course objectives and enhance learning. Strategy and tactics discussed provide guidelines and best practices for departments of any size or configuration.

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Presented By:
Captain Steven Hamilton, Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department

Steven Hamilton has been a member of the fire service since 1996. He is a Captain with the Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department and a reserve deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. He served four years as a firefighter in the United States Air Force and volunteer departments in Texas and New York. He is a certified fire officer III, instructor III, and NREMT-B. Hamilton is an FDIC educational advisory board member, a contributor to Fire Engineering, and the author of the training DVD “Responding to Scenes of Violence.” He is a member of the NFPA 3000 technical committee.

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