First responders to the Northern Illinois University shootings in February of 2008 are getting praise from the U.S. Fire Administration.
In a 48–page report the USFA called the response virtually a textbook application of a multi–agency cooperation during a tragedy.
The agency stated that the key to NIU's success was the university's very well–defined plan that was exercised routinely.
Five people died when the gunman walked into a lecture hall and started shooting. The gunman, a former student, then killed himself.