[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 2015)]
[Pages 32588-32589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14010]



Notice of Availability for the First Responder Guidance for 
Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active 
Shooter Incidents

AGENCY: Office of Health Affairs, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs 
is making available to the public a guidance document titled, ``First 
Responder Guidance for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive 
Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents.''
    This document is available on the following DHS Web site: http://www.dhs.gov/publication/iedactive-shooter-guidance-first-responders.

    At the request of first responders and first receivers who have 
encountered mass casualties from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) 
and/or active shooter incidents, this document was developed to provide 
guidance on how to better approach these incidents. This multi-
disciplinary, Federal first responder guidance translates evidence-
based response strategies from the U.S. military's vast experience in 
responding to and managing casualties from IED and/or active shooter 
incidents into the civilian first responder environment. Additionally, 
civilian best practices and lessons learned from similar incidents, 
both in the United States and abroad, are incorporated into this 
guidance. The recommendations presented--early, aggressive hemorrhage 
control; use of

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protective equipment (which includes ballistic vests, helmets, and 
eyewear); and greater first responder interoperability and incident 
management--will help to save lives by mitigating first responder risk 
and improving the emergent and immediate medical management of 
casualties encountered during IED and/or active shooter incidents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Seifarth, DHS Office of Health 
Affairs, telephone: 202-254-6077 or email: [email protected]..

    Dated: June 3, 2015.
William Seifarth,
Deputy Director (Acting), Workforce Health and Medical Support 
Division, DHS Office of Health Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-14010 Filed 6-8-15; 8:45 am]