Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Analysis of Emergency Responder Preparedness to Active Shooter Incidents in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties
by Solomon, Richard B., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 127; 10600610
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldmann-Jensen, Shirley
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social research, Social psychology, Criminology
Keywords: Active shooter, California, Columbine, Department of Homeland Security, Firescope, Penetrating trauma, Preparedness
Publication Number: 10600610
ISBN: 9780355230116
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