Emergency Officials Say Preparation Helped


 
 

| Friday, September 23, 2011


RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno hospitals say they were prepared for twice as many casualties as they handed in Friday's deadly air race crash.

Renown Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Carter says they had up to 198 beds available for incoming patients.

Authorities say over 50 people were taken to hospitals following the crash. Nine people died.

Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority director Ken Romero says his organization had a medical clinic on site as well as four ambulances, two of which were crash units.

One of the crash units was in the pit area, 200 yards away from the impact zone. He said they were able to start triage and treatment "within seconds."

About 20 EMS ambulances were on duty, but another 20 arrived within 15 minutes of the crash.



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