Officials said that in the event of an incident like a mass shooting, first responders should be dispersed between the scene and area hospitals to help with the influx of patients.
In a presentation to Nevada lawmakers Wednesday, officials reflecting on the emergency response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting said that first responders should be dispersed between the scene of a major incident and area hospitals to help with the influx of patients, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Metropolitan Police Lt. Branden Clarkson and Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen gave an hour-long briefing to the Assembly Health and Human Services committee meeting, the first of the 2019 legislative session.
It was the first time a review of the response to the incident was formally presented to legislators. “We should’ve gone to the area hospitals … as opposed to throwing resources at a crowd running past us,” Klassen said, adding that the department is working with hospitals to create a mass casualty incident plan that would allow for emergency responders to help with triage and transport at hospitals.