Hundreds of crisis negotiators from across North America are in Calgary for the annual Negotiations Seminar.
The gathering will look to increase cooperativeness between law enforcement agencies all the while improving training in high risk situations.
This year’s speakers will include an FBI agent who directly negotiated with one of the bombers from the Boston Bombings. Sargent Eduardo Burnel, a responder at the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, will also speak.
Burnel says he’ll share what his team learnt that night in order to improve the skills of other negotiators.
Story by Michael King and April Zielke