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FIRST RESPONDERS AT THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S ANNUAL TRAINING SUMMIT IN SPRINGFIELD ARE HEARING ABOUT LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE AURORA WORKPLACE SHOOTING. 

 

THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT SPENT A LOT OF TIME ANALYZING WHAT THEY DID RIGHT AND WHAT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE AFTER AN EMPLOYEE OF THE HENRY PRATT COMPANY KILLED FIVE CO-WORKERS AND INJURED FIVE POLICE OFFICERS. FOR EXAMPLE, AURORA DEPUTY CHIEF KEEFE JACKSON SAYS THEY REALIZED THEY NEED A NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE FAMILIES OF OFFICERS INVOLVED.

 

 

JACKSON SAYS THEY ALSO REALIZED DISPATCHERS DIDN’T KNOW ALL THE JARGON AND ACRONYMS THEIR OFFICERS USED, WHICH HAMPERED COMMUNICATIONS.

 

 

JACKSON SAYS THE SHOOTING ALSO EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN RESPONDING AGENCIES AND FOR ALL OFFICERS TO CARRY A TOURNIQUET KIT SINCE MANY SHOOTING VICTIMS DON’T DIE FROM THEIR WOUNDS…BUT FROM LOSS OF BLOOD.

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