Ian McCammon Interview, Part 2

By Rob Shaul and Lindsay Mann Background: In an August article, we asked if there was a better way to teach the Heuristic Traps common in many avalanche accidents. In September, we decided to reach out to the expert – Avalanche researcher Dr. Ian McCammon, who’s 2004 study, Heuristic Traps in Recreational Avalanche Accidents: Evidence and […]

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Ian McCammon Interview, Part 1

By Rob Shaul and Lindsay Mann Background: In an August article, we asked if there was a better way to teach the Heuristic Traps common in many avalanche accidents. In September, we decided to reach out to the expert – Avalanche researcher Dr. Ian McCammon, who’s 2004 study, Heuristic Traps in Recreational Avalanche Accidents: Evidence and […]

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Active Shooters: Patrol tasked to respond, but are they out-gunned, under-equipped, and under-trained? And what does this mean for SWAT?

By Charles Bausman & Rob Shaul Motivations behind active shooter attacks vary, but the tactics are similar. One to two active shooters, armed with semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic pistols, select a densely populated location. Specific victims are not necessarily pre-selected, but rather a segment population is targeted based on the shooter’s selected location. Following a period […]

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