The Critical Incident
Supervisors And Managers
Lt. John Kane
TWO KINDS OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS
PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED
LACK OF OFFICERS & SUPERVISORS
CRISIS MEDIA RELATIONS
EVACUATION / EMERGENCY EVAC / RESCUE
RISK v. BENEFIT ANALYSIS
ROLE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
THE CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN
LOCATE – ISOLATE – EVACUATE
MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT (MCI) PROTOCOL
ICS - THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
SPECIAL TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
LESSONS LEARNED FROM COLUMBINE
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
LT KANE BIOGRAPHY
Lt. John Kane is a thirty-year law enforcement veteran who retired in July 2002 as the Day Division Watch Commander for the Sacramento Police Department. He currently teaches nationally on the topics of critical incident response and police response to local emergencies and disasters. A complete biography is attached to the rear of this document. He can be reached at the following address and numbers: Work and voice mail: 916-761-9130 Fax: 916-393-5310
7485 Rush River Drive, Suite 710
Sacramento, CA 95831
©Copyright 1997. DPREP,LLC. The material in this work is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used in any way without the express written permission of the author.
There are a very wide variety of critical incidents that are faced by our first responding law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel. These incidents can range from natural disasters such as floods, wildfires and earthquakes, to manmade disasters such as Hazmat spills, plane crashes, the terrorist attack at Oklahoma City and the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, along with the almost daily criminal occurrences of barricaded gunman, major crime scenes, explosions, hostage takings and active shooters.
The actions that are taken by these first responders are of paramount importance. These initial actions will determine the safety of the innocent civilians involved, the successful outcome of the incident and the ultimate successful prosecution of any suspect(s).
A major critical incident is every first responder’s nightmare. At the onset, there is usually minimal information about what is going on, and the information that is received is usually fragmented and sometimes conflicting. Most of the initial information received will be coming from panicked and confused civilians or public safety first responders that are just arriving on scene and becoming directly involved in a small segment of the event. To compound the problem, depending upon the physical location of the agency supervisor, he or she can be many minutes away from the incident and there can be a significant lack of command authority.
The first twenty to sixty minutes of an incident are the most critical. The policies and procedures that we follow during this initial stage of response to stabilize the event can set the tone for the entire incident. It will determine whether or not we have organized and focused resources on scene, or whether we are fighting from behind the power curve during the entire incident.
The sad reality that we had to face with Columbine and other critical incidents was that the emergency response is going to fall to the patrol officers, firefighters and paramedics who get there first. The old luxury of having to secure a perimeter and wait for managers, reinforcements, special...
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