Los Angeles - Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit (TEMS Unit) co-hosted an “Active Shooter Training.”
Over 400 Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and TSA personnel at Ontario Airport attended from October 27 through October 30. This is the fourth year of this training, culminating in nearly 1600 “First Responders” learning the life saving actions to take before, during, and after an active shooter event.
Southern California airports remain a high value target for those wish to inflict harm on our nation and its citizens. “In light of recent events here and around the world this training is extremely valuable” said Captain Patrick Leonard the commander of the TEMS Unit. “Additionally, this training is an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance our private/public partnerships with LAX personnel and to solidify unity between law enforcement and fire department responders all with the goal of saving lives.”
One of the unique aspects of this training is the “Stop the Bleed” program being taught by LAFD TEMS personnel and assisted by the LAFD Community Risk Reduction Unit. “Stop the Bleed” is a program of life saving first-aid that can be performed by normal citizens prior to paramedics arriving on scene. Later this year LAX officials with assistance from the LAFD will be placing “Stop The Bleed” kits throughout the airport to help save lives in the event of another disaster.
"LAFD TEMS Unit is one of the forward thinking innovations that reflects the realities of today’s environment and are helping the LAFD lead the way as a 21st Century fire department", said LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.
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