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Response Considerations: Incidents Involving Crowds Following the 2020 National Election Period

First responders have encountered several unprecedented challenges in 2020, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pandemic-related illness and loss of life, protest-related unrest and violence, catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes, and significant fiscal setbacks. Despite these historic challenges, our nation’s first responders have demonstrated exceptional courage, endurance, and an unyielding commitment to serving our communities.

As Election Day approaches, the potential for unrest and other election-related problems exist. This document has been prepared to provide an overview of the current situation and underscore the need for ongoing interagency collaboration and operational coordination during this period. It is important that our nation’s first responders stay focused on the mission of serving our communities and public safety partners and resist any inclination to be drawn into emotionally heated debates in the workplace. We must remain unified.

  • Topics:
    • Safety & Health
    • Active Shooter
    • EMS
    • Large-Scale Response
    • Featured Safety & Health
    • Featured Active Shooter Toolkit
    • Featured Large Scale Response
    • Featured EMS
    • Featured Home (IAFC)
  • Resource Type:
    • Strategy development tool
  • Organizational Author:
    • Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee

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