Omaha firefighters take a lesson from police on disarming people
Omaha firefighters Steve Swan, left, and Dru Taylor practice disarming tactics with toy guns Thursday.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 am
Omaha firefighters are learning defensive moves from police so they can protect themselves if they encounter an armed patient like the one who allegedly opened fire in the back of an ambulance.
Over the next two weeks, all fire and rescue workers will learn how to disarm people who are wielding guns, said Brandon Wilson, a spokesman for the Fire Department.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 am.