First responders are training together for an active shooter on campus.
Their focus is saving lives faster.
For the exercise, it’s an active shooter on campus and first responders from the Honolulu Police Department and Honolulu Fire Department carried mock victims from the building into an ambulance.
Their priorities are stopping the killing, stopping the dying and rapid casualty evacuation. “What we are preaching to our officers now, that second priority of work is stopping the dying which is starting the medicine process,” said HPD Lt. Neil Han.
National figures show it usually takes 3 to 4 minutes before an active shooter suspect kills himself, is barricaded, is shot or arrested.
“That scene theoretically becomes a warm zone if the intel is there is only one suspect,” said Han.
Then the rescue task force can move in.