Fire chiefs endorse document on active shooters

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 17, 2013

During the September 2013 meeting of the Urban Fire Forum at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, MA, fire chiefs from around the world endorsed an important document on active shooter and mass casualty terrorist events.

"The emerging threat of terrorism and asymmetric warfare, specifically small unit “active shooter” and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks, is a concern for the fire service. An attack by radicals armed with weapons in public areas, such as schools, shopping malls, churches or any other locations where people congregate is a real threat to a sense of security and daily lives."

Download the position paper as well as free resources, courtesy of Chief Jim Schwartz of Arlington County, VA, to help a community's fire service prepare for an active shooter or mass casualty terrorist event.

The Urban Fire Forum brings together the fire chiefs who are responsible for protecting some of the largest urban centers in the world.