Nathaniel is in his 9th year with the Arlington County Fire Department and is a Firefighter as well as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Nathaniel is assigned to the Arlington County High Threat Response Program which is a collaborative program between the Arlington County Fire Department and the Arlington County Police Department. This program looks to coordinate response efforts on a multitude of different levels from everyday calls for service to complex coordinated terrorist attacks. Nathaniel is a National Tactical Officer’s Association Rescue Task Force Instructor, an adjunct instructor for The George Washington University, and has been identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Complex Coordinated Terror Attacks. In his current daily assignment Nathaniel works hand in hand with regional police, fire, medical, emergency management, and other public/private agencies in boosting regional response efforts to address the changing threat environment. N Mike Laird – Is a Police Corporal with Arlington County Police Department in his 10th year. He is an Assistant Team Lead with the SWAT team, has been assigned to the Motors Unit, and is currently assigned to working on the High Threat Response Program within the Tactical Training Unit. Mike sits on multiple regional committees that look to boos regional response efforts to complex scenarios that range from active shooting/violence to civil disturbance and everywhere in between.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Thu, Nov 29, 2018 TBC
Public Safety Response to Active Violence IncidentsWhen violence occurs in schools, public safety needs to have clear plans in place on how to respond to these events. Attendees will listen to how Arlington County (VA) responds to active violence incidents at schools, which has been deemed a national model. This will allow attendees to better engage with their public safety partners by knowing key areas of the response that are needed for success.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesParticipants will have a better understanding of public safety practices when responding to active violence incidents.
- Attendees will have a solid foundational understanding of the need for rapid point of wounding care during active violence incidents.
- Attendees will learn the 4 methods of Warm Zone Care that FD/PD practice across the nation.
- Attendees will learn how to better engage with their public safety agencies by having a better understanding of national best practices
- Attendees will learn about initiatives that ACPD and ACFD have taken to build relationships with their schools
- Audience will be able to engage with their public safety partners by knowing key questions to ask that they would not have known before.
- Audience will be able to understand the need for public access tactical emergency casualty care equipment to provide point of wounding care.
- Audience will be able to take lessons learned from ACPD/ACFD in building relationships with their schools and utilize that in their own jurisdiction.