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Florida Matters: EMS Active Shooter Response Since Pulse


The Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 was, at the time, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, leaving 49 dead.

What if more victims could have lived? This year a peer-reviewed study concluded 16 victims died with potentially survivable wounds.

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya teamed up with ProPublica to investigate why paramedics didn't go into Pulse until after the shooter was dead. He produced a two-part broadcast series, which we hear this week on Florida Matters.

We also speak with John Montes, Emergency Services Specialist with the National Fire Protection Association, about the group’s new standards for responding to active shooter situations.

You can hear an extended conversation with Montes on our podcast Florida Matters More.