Just hours before Wednesday's shooting incident at Fort Hood, San Antonio's first responders sat down with City Councilmembers to discuss security preparations for the upcoming Fiesta.
"We have looked at some of the lessons learned from some of the other events that have happened recently in Boston and also Austin. We have the resources, we have the experience, and we have the training--so we're ready for an event like this" said Fire Chief Charles Hood, who told 550 KTSA News the strategy is always evolving.
"We look for non-traditional ways to respond, non-traditional ways to get to a patient that has needs. It may be on foot, it may be on a bike, it may be on a golf cart" Hood said.
Police Chief William McManus also told us his department is ready for Fiesta, an event that he said presents a number of different challenges.
"DWI is always a challenge. We try to keep those numbers as low as we can, through educaiton, through information, through awareness" McManus said.