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Hospitals will be trained on how to deal with active shooters

MHSDA's Active Shooter Training Video

Source: May 2017 New York Post by Larry Celona and Bruce Golding

Security officials at New York-area hospitals plan to train medical workers to deal with the inevitable threat of an “active shooter” following overseas terror attacks on health-care facilities, The Post has learned. 
 
“It’s not a question of if anymore — it’s a question of when,” said retired NYPD commander Robert Casazza, president of the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association. 
 
The MHSDA last week got copies of a two-part instructional video it commissioned for distribution to its members, who work at 35-plus hospitals in and around the Big Apple. 
 
The videos show what to do in case of attack, and how to keep a hospital running once it’s over — when cops take over to investigate. 
 
The videos include an interview with nurse Andy Hull, who was wounded when a demented, 85-year-old patient opened fire with a smuggled handgun inside Danbury (Connecticut) Hospital in 2010. 
 
In March, ISIS gunmen disguised as doctors killed more than 30 people at a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, and terrorists have also targeted hospitals in Syria and Pakistan.

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