This study renders a comparative analysis of emergency responder preparedness levels in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties within the context of the professional competencies discussed in the Hartford Consensus, the Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder Guidelines for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents (2015), and the Incident Command System (ICS) Publication #701 issued by FIRESCOPE (Firefighting Resources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies).
Existing data were collected from the training manuals, safety bulletins, and audiovisual materials provided by the respective agencies. No personal information or human identifiers were included in this study. Demographic data, agency resources, training protocols, and industry best practices were examined with respect to improving emergency medical services point-of-injury field interventions. The American College of Surgeons supports such efforts as a means to reduce patient morbidity and mortality from gunshot related, penetrating, traumatic injuries.
|Commitee:||Jensen, Steven, Kreysa, Peter|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Social psychology, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Active shooter, California, Columbine, Department of Homeland Security, Firescope, Penetrating trauma, Preparedness|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be