Dec 10, 2015 11:17 AM

Emergency responders in NH to receive new active shooter training

The Associated Press

CONCORD — New Hampshire's emergency responders are now being trained to treat victims more quickly in an attempt to improve victims' chances of survival during an active shooter situation.

The Concord Monitor reports firefighters and paramedics in the state have been traditionally taught to wait to provide treatment to victims until law enforcement has completely secured a scene.

The new training, developed by New Hampshire's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, advises EMS personnel to assist victims in what's being called a "warm zone." The warm zone is defined as an area initially cleared by police but has the potential to become a "hot zone" again if the threat returns.

The training will be made available within the coming months to any New Hampshire EMS provider that signs up.

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