Parkland EMT Exposes Orders

PUBLISHED: 12:02 AM 27 Feb 2018

Parkland EMT Was Told To Stand Down, Says They Could’ve Saved Lives

An EMT in Parkland said they could've saved lives had they been allowed to enter the school.

EMT said they could have saved more lives.

A first responder who arrived at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida claims he was ordered to stand down, a move he believes prevented him and others from saving students during the shooting.

During an interview with WSVN Miami News 7 reporter Brian Entin, a veteran EMT said they were forbidden from going into the high school to potentially save victims.

Speaking on the condition on anonymity for fear of reprisal, the EMT said he was one of the first medical personnel officials to arrive at the school nearly two weeks ago.

The EMT said the Broward County Sheriff’s Office failed to adhere to “mass casualty” procedures that day.

“Everything I was trained on mass casualty events says they did the wrong thing. You don’t wait for the scene to be cleared. You go in immediately armed. Retrieve the victims. You can’t leave the victims laying there,” the EMT told Entin.

They added: “We were asking to go in. Asking the scene commander to go in. Why are we all standing around? Why are we not having patients to treat? Why are we not going into the building and retrieving these kids? The response every time was law enforcement did not clear the scene and would not allow medical personnel in.”

The EMT said they could have saved more lives that day had the Broward deputy’s allowed them into the school to do their job.

Displaying characteristics of a true hero, the EMT said they were prepared to risk their own life to save as many people as they could.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Departments‘ failure to let first responders help innocent individuals was just one of many failures that day.

It was reported last week that recently-resigned Deputy Scot Peterson hid outside of the building and refused to enter the school for more than “four minutes” while confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 innocent people.

This is another chilling report revealing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s failure to adequately handle the shooting and carry out actions that could have saved lives.

Source: Brian Entin