Historically, the overwhelming concern of special event directors has not been safety or security. September 11, 2001, coupled with escalating litigation targeting special events and the venues that host them have drawn new and intense focus to the field of emergency medicine and event security. This new focus has revealed an urgent need for a viable means of protection. To the credit of the industry, every year more time and energy is devoted to medical contingencies. Because many events and venues find themselves in uncharted territories, they logically turn to doctors, nurses, and EMTs for guidance and service. Although they may be very competent patient care providers in their respective settings, most medical professionals have little to no experience with [special events medicine]. Until now there has been no classes or certification in which medical professionals could be trained in specifics regarding [special events medicine], nor is there a national standard or protocol to which a service can be held. The major problem which plagues event directors is largely that, due to scarcely available information and research on [special events medicine], they are left to make relatively uninformed decisions on what would be not only the best way to protect the event goers, but themselves, as well as the venue.