St. Paul first responders change rescue plans for crises

  • Article by: Chao Xiong , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 19, 2013 - 8:38 AM

New training in St. Paul is turning point for how agencies cooperate.

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davehougFeb. 19, 13 6:47 AM

KUDOS all around. Especially to medical people who will be treating others SOME one wanted dead. A quick turn of a corner and they could be shot too. A 30 round magazine can clear a hallway all too fast.

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EleanoreFeb. 19, 13 7:24 AM

" A 30 round magazine can clear a hallway all too fast." - It looks like the poliece were using 20 rounders. I think they should be as well armed as any citizen or member of the military can be. Somebody buy them some standard 30s please, this just isn't right.

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DucemanFeb. 19, 13 8:08 AM

Classic. Leftist legislatives are trying to ban "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines, and the pictures here show police officers with M4 carbines and AR-15 rifles, all decked out, along with 30-round magazines. Nice. If these weapons are so great for the police, then why are they so bad in the hands of the citizens said police are supposedly trying to protect?

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mortentcFeb. 19, 1310:27 AM

In today's complex environment it is essential for our first responders deconflict and synchronize their efforts in terms of actions, resources and objectives. This exercise contained a scenario that was challenging, realistic, threat-based and performance-based that needs to be shared with other local, county, tribal as well as state and federal agencies in interagency cooperation and best practices for saving victims. As the former County Administrator of Becker County, I salute those involved and will be forwarding a copy of this story to FEMA for future consideration.

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EleanoreFeb. 19, 1312:03 PM

"If these weapons are so great for the police, then why are they so bad in the hands of the citizens said police are supposedly trying to protect?" - You cannot legally separate the two, police are citizens. The only individuals who operate legally in a different set of laws are active military personnel. What the citizens may keep and bear as defined by our federal constitution is the same thing police may keep and bear legally. The language in the constitution trumps all lesser legislation.

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