Law Enforcement And Fire Personnel Participate In Active Threat Integrated Response Scenarios

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew leads a rescue task force of two fire/medical personnel and a Department of Corrections officer Friday morning into Pinon Elementary School in White Rock during one of several joint law enforcement/EMS active shooter scenarios staged throughout the day. LAPD and LAFD personnel were joined by other law enforcement and EMS agencies including NMDC, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Santa Fe County Fire Department, Los Alamos Chaplain Corps, Classic Air Medical, LANL Occupational Health, Los Alamos County Emergency Management and Rio Arriba County for a week of training on how to improve  integration between law enforcement and EMS in active shooter events. The training was facilitated by instructors from the National Center for Biomedical Research & Training Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

EMS personnel attend to a ‘victim’. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Andrew Rateaver, left, one of several certified instructors from the National Center for Biomedical Research on hand this week, discusses the plan of action Friday with Valles Caldera National Preserve Park Ranger Seth Gayner during the first scenario of the day. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Det. Joseph Robinson leads a rescue response team toward the building. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

First responders look toward the classroom area as they await instructions. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Fire personnel await  instructions from command staff. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, right, and EMS Division Chief Ben Stone coordinate medical resources during one of Friday morning’s scenarios. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, right, and Cpl. David Boe, left, prepare to accompany two firefighters into the active shooter scene. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris coordinates the law enforcement response during one of Friday morning’s scenarios. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A ‘victim’ is placed on a gurney behind an ambulance. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement and EMS personnel watch the Classic Air Medical helicopter land Friday morning behind Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Victims’ for the scenarios included Lisa Gonzales, right, pictured cleaning off one of her moulage wounds. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Participants listen to a debriefing following one of Friday morning’s scenarios. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement officials, from left, LAPD Det. Joseph Robinson, LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking and Valles Caldera Park Ranger Seth Gayner listen to a debriefing. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

NCBRT instructor Andrew Rateaver goes through his notes with participants following a scenario. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Participants hear from a NCBRT trainer on the EMS response to one of the scenarios. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD School Resource Officers Cpl. James Keane, right, and Cpl. Jay Eakins respond to a question during a debrief. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A ‘victim’ lies in a pool of plastic blood in the Pinon School library prior to one of the scenarios. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A ‘victim’ of a gunshot lies on the floor of the library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement personnel arrive in the school library shortly after ‘shots’ are heard. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

An ‘off-duty police officer’ shows her badge to law enforcement personnel arriving in the library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cpl. Sheldon Simpson leads a rescue task force into the library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris check the scene in the library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

EMS personnel arrive on the scene in the Pinon School library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts checks on a ‘victim’ with a serious leg wound. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A rescue task force led by Capt. Carlos Saenz of the New Mexico Department of Corrections arrives at the scene. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A moulage wound on a ‘victim’s’ leg. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD driver/engineer Chris Mooney maintaining an ‘airway’ with a bag-valve mask on a simulated victim. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement personnel secure the foyer as the team awaits orders to carry the ‘victim’ to an awaiting ambulance. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

‘Victims’ are placed in an ambulance outside Pinon school while law enforcement personnel check the surrounding area. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Classic Air Medical personnel treat a ‘victim’ during Friday’s training exercise. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, left, and Sgt. Chris Ross await directions for removal of the injured from the school foyer. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

NCBRT instructors perform a safety check on participants before they return to their positions following their lunch break to ensure only permitted equipment is on scene. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

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