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Clark County Fire Department talks about mass shooting

Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 23:07:24-04

The Clark County Fire Department held a press conference on Thursday to talk about their response to the mass shooting on Oct. 1.

CCFD stressed during the press conference that if the mass shooting had happened a few years ago, it could have been much worse for the officers and firefighters that responded to the scene.

That is primarily because of equipment. They now have ballistic vests and helps on all of the fire engines.

Police officers and firefighters worked together closely during the incident on Sunday.  One tells us they literally worked hand in hand -- forming a diamond formation -- police with firepower and EMS with first aid.  They would envelop victims and render medical aid.

Their mass casualty unit is also equipped with 25 ballistic vests. They say the partnership between police and fire worked the way it should and likely saved lives.