With the rise in active shooter or threat incidents around the world, it is important to discuss emergency management’s role in not only preparing communities but responding to and recovering from events. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. The International Association of Emergency Manager (IAEM) Think Tank on 17 October 2016 focused on active shooter situations from the emergency management perspective. The event was held at the IAEM Annual Conference, with over 250 people attending in person, many on the webinar, and even more over the phone. This discussion has reached over 66,000 accounts on Twitter and has had over 500,000 Twitter impressions. The Think Tank panel was facilitated by Rich Serino and the panel of speakers included:
- Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Office, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
- Gregory Brunelle, Vice President of Emergency Management and Community Resilience, Tetra Tech
- James Caesar, Emergency Manager, University of California, Santa Barbara
- John C. Luther, Director, Washington County (Arkansas) Department of Emergency Management/911 Operations
- Ray Mollers, Emergency Medical Services Program Manager, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
Listen to the recording of this Think Tank below:
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