In this week’s On Policing essay, Dr. Michael Neeki, a volunteer member of the Inland Valley SWAT team, stresses the need for the creation of specially trained medical teams to respond to terrorist attacks, active shooter scenarios, and natural disasters. In order to increase victim survival in these incidents, Dr. Neeki proposes an innovative program entitled Special Medical Anti-terror Response Team (SMART). This program would make teams of trauma-trained doctors, nurses, and paramedics available 24-7 to respond to mass casualty incidents. Click here to read more or visit www.onpolicing.org.
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