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LLIS Lesson Learned: Law Enforcement: Guidelines for Assigning Personnel After Mass Casualty Incidents   [open pdf - 54KB]

From the Summary: "Police departments should insure that their guidelines for the reassignment of personnel after a critical incident include exposure to a mass casualty incident (MCI). Law enforcement personnel who cannot be placed on leave following a MCI should be assigned duties away from the incident site." From the Description: "The fire that destroyed the Station Club in Warwick, Rhode Island on February 20, 2003, resulted in 100 deaths and more than 200 injuries. Many West Warwick Police Department (WWPD) personnel played a major role in the extremely traumatic rescue operations during the fire. This work proved to be physically and emotionally draining for the officers involved. The WWPD provided round-the-clock security at the incident site for nearly five months after the fire. Many WWPD officers remained assigned to the incident scene as part of the ongoing law enforcement operations and crime scene investigation."

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Date:
2006-06-16?
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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