After-Action Review

After-Action Review of the Orlando Fire Department Response to the Attack at Pulse Nightclub

Publication Date

October 2018


National Policing Institute


This report focuses primarily on the Orlando Fire Department (OFD) response to the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. Reviewing the decisions made, and the actions taken by the OFD and its partners, allows for a robust discussion of how Orlando-­‐area Fire/EMS agencies prepared, responded, and recovered from the terrorist attack. The review provides information, context, lessons learned and promising practices, as well as opportunities to improve OFD’s response to mass violence events.

Recommended Citation

National Policing Institute. (2018). After-action review of the Orlando Fire Department response to the attack at Pulse Nightclub. Washington, DC: National Policing Institute.