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Uvalde school shooting

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. The tragedy evokes memories of the Sandy Hook school schooling in Newtown, Connecticut, a decade earlier.

The Uvalde school shooting highlights the need for ongoing active shooter and mass casualty incident (MCI) training for firefighters. Several resources can be found in this compilation of active shooter training-focused content. All first responders are encouraged to embrace communication around the impact of such difficult incidents on their mental health.

Learn more about the Uvalde school shooting and related expert analysis below.

The “bleeding control stations” would contain tourniquets, among other life-saving items, and include instructions on preventing blood loss
Rohnert Park firefighters and police were sent to area elementary schools, and a police or fire vehicle was stationed at every school
Focusing on swift triage, mastering the basics and having a plan for exfiltrating the wounded are essential steps to immediate lifesaving measures
It is important that you process the loss and what you experienced with your support network
An outpouring of support from the first responder community follows the fatal shooting of 19 children and two teachers at a Uvalde elementary school
“Sadly, this isn’t the last time we will see these headlines, but for us, today, put the tourniquet away and focus on the heart and soul of those in our charge.”
Public safety leaders: invite and encourage your personnel to get support from mental health clinicians, peer-support teams and other resources as they have a need
Police and others responding to the attack broke windows to help students and teachers escape, said Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety