crju 280 week 1 response 2

need to respond to this in 300-400 words in APA format with at least 2 references

Emergencies: What gets handled first?

Regardless whether you look at military or law enforcement SOP’s the concept of care under fire remains the same. Scene safety takes priority; therefore “if it is unsafe make it safe.” This creed can be a difficult one to uphold but necessary when you consider the consequences of what could happen if you allow your emotions to take control. One of the most well-known examples of what can go wrong in care under fire scenario is the real-life situation on Nov 9th, 2004 Iraq, with Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Shane and the failed attempt to rescue an already fatally wounded marine. Now I do not want to bring shame to the Gunny’s heroic actions I merely am showcasing that attempting to conduct a Medal of Honor run to save your friend while there is active machine gun fire heading your way will have its consequences no matter how good your attentions are. I won’t go through the full story here, but I will attach a link below in case anybody is interested in reading it. With all that said here are some of the texts viewpoints on such a matter:


“The priorities when arriving on scene are as follows:”

  • “Handle emergencies first to achieve scene safety.”
  • “Secure the scene to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
  • “Investigate.”

These different type of emergencies can be labeled as “An emergency may include a dangerous suspect at or near the scene, a gravely injured person, or an environmental hazard such as downed power lines or chemical spills. Any of these emergencies can present a life-threatening situation for the officer and others, and their handling takes priority over other actions and situations.” Although the example I used previously may not be applicable within the streets of the US. These examples brought forth by the text do showcase the realities of what we could very well see here within our streets. Now with all of these points made I do want to make it clear that reading the situation as it unfolds can dictate different actions, which means that even if there is an active emergency compromising scene safety, but there are enough officers on scene to handle it. Or there is a good covered and concealed position that allows you to work from safety then obviously taking the time to treat the wounded should become your priority. There is a pretty common saying within tactical situations, and that is if you haven’t been assigned a job then find one. If there are others capable of handling the immediate threat whatever it might be. Then treating the wounded could end up being the role you fill. “Good judgment and the number of available officers dictate what should occur first if more than one emergency exists.”

(ESV, Proverbs 3:5-6) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Works Cited

Hess, Kären M.; Hess Orthmann, Christine; Cho, Henry Lim. Criminal Investigation. Cengage Learning. Kindle Edition.

Ackerman, E. (2014, May 26). Extraordinary Bravery on the Streets of Fallujah. Retrieved from…

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