EMS Command Challenges During Civil Unrest
Wednesday, April 26
This class will draw on the experiences faced by EMS supervisors and officers during civil unrest from the Ferguson events and from the protests in St. Louis County after the George Floyd incident in Minnesota in 2020. Working in a command structure that does not always favor the needs and challenges of EMS, this class will discuss those challenges and the steps taken to ensure that EMS crews and responses were a priority during the incident. We will discuss the forming of task forces and strike teams and the importance of local influence in response models and resources for the hot zone of civil unrest.