Fire/EMS Response to Civil Unrest Events

If there were a violent protest or civil unrest event in your community how would you respond?


It is impossible to cover all the issues that will need to be addressed during a Civil Unrest event. Each community should have a plan in place to address these types of events. Fortunately most responders will not have to deal with a civil unrest event during their career. The world is rapidly changing and first responders are dealing with newer and more dangerous issues on an increasing basis (meth labs, suspicious powders, SARS, suicide bombers, secondary devices, snipers, WMD, etc.) Hopefully you will gain some information to take back to your agency to assist with planning and training efforts. The more our public safety agencies prepare, the better they are prepared to respond to effectively manage any type of situation that might arise. The community has entrusted us with their safety