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The riots topic presents lessons learned from major protests, like the Ferguson riots in 2014, and the violence after the death of George Floyd in 2020. Firefighter training centering on safety can help first responders prepare for responding to violence during riots. Get insight into training for responding to mass gatherings as well increased focus on contingency planning for fire/EMS facility and apparatus security, and safety considerations for responding to protests and the fires sometimes generated during escalating conditions.

Robert Sanford left the Chester Fire Department a month after the Capitol attack
A risk management firm depicts a breakdown in planning and communications that left city employees confused about who was in charge
The department details what its members faced that day and thank DC police for their work to protect the U.S. Capitol
Sanford Firefighter Andrew Williams pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and faces up to 6 months in prison
The chief officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who responded to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol describe responding to the ill and injured
In the video, department members recall stolen supplies, being spat on while treating the injured
Michael J. Rusyn, 35, is likely to finalize a plea deal with federal agents, his lawyer said
Other bills still up for consideration include one increasing penalties for assaulting first responders and one that aims for more police accountability
Hundreds defied curfew during the second night of tensions in a Minneapolis suburb
The ACLU of Ohio said some parts of the legislation could have a chilling effect on free speech
Minneapolis-area 911 officials are hoping to avoid problems that hampered responses to riots last year
Prosecutors say the recently-retired FDNY member sent a selfie to a friend from the rotunda of the Capitol
Federal officials recommended reviewing resources on situational awareness, communication and preparation of personnel and apparatus ahead of the upcoming inauguration
Robert Sanford is accused of being the man seen on video throwing an extinguisher that hit three officers at the Capitol riot
A Facebook post by the Glen Echo Fire Department detailed how its members treated officers who were beaten and seriously injured