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experts: event organizers should improve emergency plans

by:Kenwei      2019-08-30
LOS ANGELES -
Event organizers should review their contingency plans after a deadly shooting at the California Food Festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as summer and fair season peaks arrive --
Law enforcement experts say it is well known that the air environment is difficult to be safe.
The weekend shooting at Gilroy\'s Garlic Festival killed three people.
Including two children.
In the famous Three
More than 100,000 people are attracted to day events in Northern California\'s agricultural community every year.
The festival includes perimeter fences, metal detectors, bag searches and police patrols.
Despite these measuresyear-
Old Santino William Legan, through the fence, opened fire on three officers with his rifle --
Less than a minute-
He was shot dead and more casualties were prevented.
\"Whenever you host a big event with a lot of people you \'ve been concerned about, that\'s why we\'re trying to host a very tight, closed event, you know, control access, \"Scott Gilroy Sheriff Smith said in an interview on Monday.
\"If something happens, will we consider how to respond?
I will say the answer is yes.
Experts have listed an ideal precaution: perimeter fence --or even two —
Patrol Police including drones, security cameras, social media surveillance, luggage inspection, metal detectors, limited entry points and a \"supervised\" police unit that monitors events from high places.
Suggestions for supervising location and ensuring that it is out of the event site are similar to those after another fatal holiday shoot: on 2017, a gunman on the 32th floor of the hotel opened fire on the crowd, killing 58 people.
The deadliest mass shooting in modern America. S. history.
Suggestions to ensure high
High rise overlooking the open
Not only the festival itself, but also the aviation venues.
\"It\'s not just OK to protect your surroundings and think you\'re safe,\" said former Los Angeles Police Deputy Director Michael Downing . \".
Nevertheless, officials say emergency personnel and incidents are common.
The coordinator needs to balance safety issues, costs and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, noting that people attending the event may not want to accept X-
Wire and metal detectors.
\"You obviously can\'t do an event set up like an international airport,\" said Sheriff Tony Spurlock of Colorado\'s Dodge County, where his annual county fair will be held this week.
\"We don\'t set up a magnetic meter at every entrance, which is not the kind of environment.
Brian Higgins, former Bergen County Police Chief in New Jersey, said controlling the perimeter of the incident through technology and police was a key to security.
While people with a long queue at an entry point can constitute their own goals, limited access means that law enforcement can see who is in and out more easily --and with what.
\"Because it\'s a family --
\"Friendly events don\'t mean bad things don\'t happen,\" Higgins said . \".
While those attending the festival may note the strengthening of security measures in the coming weeks, experts expect no major changes in future security agreements.
\"Events like this happen all over the country every weekend, depending on the co-occurrence of these events
Determine to what extent they want to use security features as a coordinator, \"said Craig fair, deputy special agent for the FBI San Francisco office, at a press conference on Monday.
The experts commended the Gilroy police station for its preventive efforts and rapid response, noting that many key steps have been taken by law enforcement there.
\"If someone is determined to do something so terrible, it\'s hard to stop them,\" said solaya satherin, managing partner at Los Angeles --
Emergency management based on security partners.
The event planner should clearly label the exit with signs pointing to evacuation routes and design a way for visitors to report suspicious activities in person, by phone or by app, satherin said.
Officials say greater efforts must be made through social media monitoring or other means to determine the identity of future gunmen in advance.
\"How do we know he\'s a time bomb waiting to take off?
Stephan Dembinsky, director of public safety at Daytona Beach coast, Florida, said.
\"We will continue to have these shootings before we figure out how to identify them.
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