BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- After the ACA shooting Mayor Matt Ryan said the city would not be defined by the event, but by its response to it. And now a report will be put together, to analyze that response, everything from the initial incident, to the rescue and recovery efforts.
"It's a lot better to bring people to help you through the process of examining the incident, to have a perspective of other incidents throughout the country. It can provide a third party guidance," said Broome County Emergency Services Director Brett Chellis.
The third party putting together the after-action report is Beck Disaster Recovery. They will analyze the strengths of current policies and procedure the county has in place and provide a direction for improvement.
"These reports end up being lessons learned and most local governments use it as a guide tool for future funding or initiatives or projects to have in place," John Mills Pierre with Beck Disaster Recovery.
The consultants spent the afternoon at the 911 center and did a sight visit at the ACA to get a better feel of where everything took place.
The group is in the process of meeting with local officials and emergency personnel involved with the incident and hoping to gain as much information as they can.
"I think it's going very well. The main thing with something like this is to make sure you get an objective point of view about everything that happened. I think this is a valuable and will be a valuable tool to other communities as they develop more and more these kinds of after action reviews to allow sort of a database for other communities to be able to use for other tragedies like these," said Mayor Matt Ryan.
The report is expected to be completed by early September and will be released to the public.