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L.A. Now Live: Fire officials change response to mass shootings

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Join Times staff writer Robert J. Lopez for a discussion Monday morning on Los Angeles fire officials dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings.

The move comes after the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month in which a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer.

Lopez reports that the "new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters, protected by armed law enforcement teams, rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents to treat victims and get them en route to hospital trauma centers."

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During the chat, readers can submit all of their questions and comments and we'll get to as many of them as we can.

Join us at 9 a.m. for L.A. Now Live.

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