1 October Mass Shooting

Greg Cassell, Fire Chief (ret.), Clark County Fire Chief


This session offers an in-depth look at the events that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival that occurred on Oct. 1, 2017. Fifty-eight people were killed and over 800 were injured when a lone shooter opened fire from a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Chief Cassell will share the lessons learned and explain the recommendations designed to prepare your department and personnel for an active shooter/mass patient incident.


Greg Cassell joined the Clark County Fire Department in 1989. Prior to becoming the fire chief in 2015, he served as a firefighter/paramedic, engineer, captain, and battalion chief. He has an extensive background in USAR operations, training and program development. Cassell has lectured nationally on several topics related to command and on the benefits of forming relationships with local law enforcement agencies. He completed the IAFC’s Fire Service Executive Development Institute program in 2016 and holds two bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University. Cassell retired earlier this month.