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San Bernardino officer details terrorist attack in seminar

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sgt. Eric Fyvie, of the San Bernardino Police Department in California, described the lessons he and fellow officers learned from the mass shooting last December at a training event yesterday. OSU-CHS hosted the presentation for area law enforcement.

“OSU-CHS has always been interested in supporting law enforcement and public safety,” said Jarrad Wagner, director of the Forensic Toxicology and Trace Laboratory and professor of forensic sciences. “Since no agency is equipped to deal with all of the issues in an event of this size alone, the incident commander in San Bernardino shared what he learned and how he integrated his police department with multiple other agencies to deal with the terrorist attack.”

In his presentation, “Incident Management in Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism – the San Bernardino Experience,” Fyvie discussed the department’s response to the attack that left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured. Fyvie was incident commander at the scene and is coordinator of San Bernardino’s Community Emergency Response Team.

He also examined the cooperation among city, state and federal law enforcement agencies and provided an investigation summary and after-action report for attendees.

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