As Milwaukee prepares to host the Democratic National Convention some leaders within the city are getting new roles to keep the area safe. Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Hafemann is the person behind the city's fire and EMS response for the DNC. He has been planning for everything from a person suffering from heat exhaustion to a bomb.
"I have to plan for the absolute worst," said Hafemann. According to Hafemann, fire and law enforcement are collaborating to form multiple teams of experts. "We might have a fire member on a rescue taskforce team with perhaps law enforcement or an FBI agent or somebody else," said Hafemann.
He said that way if the emergency was more of a fire or a Hazmat concern than the firefighter would help direct the response. And if the situation was related to a gun or a bomb than the law enforcement.