The unthinkable has already happened. Las Vegas police are working to prevent it from happening again.
Twenty-one Community Ambulance employees who were on scene when gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest festival were honored in Henderson Monday morning.
While records show that misuse of a hospital code known as “internal disaster” by University Medical Center contributed to confusion after the Oct. 1 mass shooting, little has been done to prevent a recurrence of the episode.
In a recent interview, Coroner John Fudenberg talked about calling his staff on Oct. 1. “They know what responding to this means,” he said. “It’s going to be months and months of work. It’s going to change our office and our lives forever.”
On Oct. 1, 2017, hundreds of heroes sprung into action in Las Vegas after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. Many were police or EMS. Many were ordinary people.
Footage from bus surveillance cameras obtained by the Review-Journal revealed the quick-thinking drivers ferried their passengers to safety amid the chaotic mix of gunfire, speeding emergency vehicles and panicked concertgoers seeking refuge.