Tag Archive for ‘Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events’
The Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events issued a call to action on July 11, 2013. It is the second report from the committee, which the ACS played a leadership role in forming. The purpose of the Hartford Consensus Conference II, which took place July 11 in Hartford, CT, was to develop strategies for focused actions to achieve the objectives of the first Hartford Consensus.
Since 1996, more than 60 mass-casualty shootings have occurred in the U.S., and 18 have transpired in other countries. Analysis and policymaking are required to reduce the suffering and burdens that are a direct result of these events. This article discusses several aspects of mass- casualty firearm events, such as medical scene management and tactical emergency medical support.
The ACS brought together senior leaders from medical, law enforcement, fire/rescue, and the emergency medical services (EMS) communities at the recently held Hartford Consensus Conference to produce a document titled Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events, with the goal of promoting local, state, and national policies to improve survival in these uncommon but horrific events. This short statement describes methods to minimize loss of life in these terrible incidents.