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NCJ Number: 134426 Find in a Library
Title: When Violence Erupts: A Survival Guide for Emergency Responders
Author(s): D Krebs; K C Henry; M B Gabriele
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: Human Resource Development Press
Amherst, MA 01002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8016-6195-1
Sale Source: Human Resource Development Press
Box 222
Amherst, MA 01002
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Medical Emergency Defense and Incident Control Seminar (MEDIC) provides street-survival training to emergency response personnel as one means of protection against unexpectedly hostile environments or violent situations.
Abstract: Emergency response personnel are not attuned to worrying about their own safety, giving them false security that they are immune to harm from those they help. MEDIC challenges emergency service providers to be proactive and not reactive. The potential danger involved in highway incidents is of primary concern to the law enforcement community, but seldom recognized by responders from other emergency services agencies. Incidents are identified that indicate a need for caution, and unit positioning and personal precaution are described. How to approach and enter a residence safely, how to deal with a domestic quarrel, and how to handle medical emergencies in places of public assembly are all addressed. How to react when called to a hostage scene and how to survive if taken hostage are explained. Self defense tactics, drug information, the duties of a SWAT medic, and bomb threats are also detailed. Appendix and index
Main Term(s): Emergency procedures
Index Term(s): Emergency services training; Specialized police operations; Spontaneous violence; Violence
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