Mass Shooting Prompts Rosemont To Review Emergency Response Plans
In the wake of Sunday night’s mass killings in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of at least 58 concert-goers, the village of Rosemont’s Public Safety Dept. is reviewing its emergency response plans and protocols.
“The Rosemont Public Safety Department understands the village of Rosemont is a unique area with multiple entertainment venues and a hub for tourism,” said Chief Donald Stephens III Monday in a prepared press release.
“As such, we are constantly reviewing security plans and protocols, along with emergency medical training, planning and scenarios. The Rosemont Public Safety Dept. continually trains and prepares for any number of emergency situations.”
Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, NV, is suspected of shooting to death 58 people and injuring another 500 who were watching a live concert on the Vegas Strip Sunday night near the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Chief Stephens Monday said he and his staff were preparing to review emergency plans that include the dispatching of medical units if a similar occurrence should take place in Rosemont.
Rosemont is home to the 19,000-seat Allstate Arena where many concerts are staged, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the Rosemont Theatre and several other popular entertainment venues. There are also 16 hotels located in the village.
The department employs 490 law enforcement workers.
Two off-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers were killed in Sunday’s attack.
“We pray for all the first responders, both on and off duty, who were injured or killed attempting to save lives,” said Stephens.