Tag Archive: active shooter

Nov 10

Fire and Life Safety Director F-89 Active Shooter Preparedness and Medical Emergencies Course

Fire and Life Safety Director F-89 Active Shooter Preparedness and Medical Emergencies Course The New York City (NYC) Fire Department (FDNY) amended the existing rule for Fire and Life Safety Director Certificate of Fitness requirements on October 28, 2016. A recent update to Section 113 of the New York City Fire Code takes effect on …

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Jul 27

NYPD Announces Plan To Buy Heavy-Duty Vests And Ballistics Helmets For Police Officers

NYPD Announces Plan To Buy Heavy-Duty Vests And Ballistics Helmets For Police Officers On July 20, 2016, Pat Lynch, the head of the NYPD Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), asked the city to procure semi-automatic rifles which would be secured in police vehicles and available in the case of an active shooter or terrorist incident. That …

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Apr 07

Are New Yorkers Prepared For A Terrorist Attack?

Are New Yorkers Prepared For A Terrorist Attack? Michael Goodwin is a respected Journalist and I am a fan of his articles. However, on March 29th, 2016 the NY Post published an article titled: “New Yorkers are Frighteningly Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack”. While the story raises some important issues some information provided by Mr. …

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Oct 02

Surviving An Active Shooter Incident

Surviving An Active Shooter Incident The Department of Homeland Security defines an Active Shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm[s] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.” The active shooter scenario …

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