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August 16, 2013
Neb. firefighters, medics train on disarming people with guns
OMAHA, Neb. — Firefighters are learning defensive moves from police so they can protect themselves if they encounter an armed patient.
Omaha.com reported that over the next two weeks, all fire and rescue employees will learn how to disarm people who are wielding guns.
Fire officials say it’s necessary in the wake of a shooting of an Omaha firefighter-medic in the back of an ambulance in July, according to the report.
Firefighters went through several defensive tactics to disarm a threatening person and each practiced taking away a fake gun, according to the report.