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Fire departments throughout this nation need to follow the lead of their neighboring police and place a new, heightened emphasis on prioritizing efforts to train their firefighters on situational awareness to potential violence.
Often, fire and EMS personnel end up in situations where their patient becomes agitated or violent and there are no police officers on scene. Therefore, the fire service needs to know how to protect themselves so they can survive.
A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by an officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Student Nicholas Flores reacts as police respond to an attack on campus at Ohio State University on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Multiple people were injured in the attack and a suspect was shot, school and hospital officials said. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)