The Clark County Fire Department has released three hours of radio traffic from the night of the 1 October mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that took 58 lives.
The tapes cover everything from the moments the first shots were fired, to crews mobilizing and heading to the scene and setting up medical units to help victims.
Listening to the tapes, what stands out is how calm and collected crews were while heading into chaos.
Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell also released the following statement:
“I am incredibly proud of the men and women of the Clark County Fire Department and the other first responders who were involved in the response to 1 October. I’ve listened to the radio traffic from that evening and the picture that it paints is one of great professionalism. What I was most impressed with was that no one was yelling. When you listen to that radio traffic, you would think it was a mass-casualty drill as opposed to an actual event. Our responders were calm under extreme pressure, even as the extent of the horror from that night became painfully clear. As the number of victims grew at multiple locations, resources were made available and shifted to address the need wherever it was. From an emergency response perspective, the event was very professionally managed and that comes across in the radio traffic. First responders tended to the needs of hundreds of injured. My condolences go out to all those who lost loved ones that night.”
Several media outlets have sued the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in hopes of obtained body cam footage, 911 calls, dispatch communication and other evidence.