Mass Casualty Incidents

Explosion Rocks Cleveland Neighborhood

MetroHealth Medical Center says it received six adults and five children.

Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Eight Hurt in Detroit Bus Accident

A Lexus was stopped at the light and his front end was sticking out too far.

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Mass Casualty: Dozens Injured in Staten Island Ferry Accident

A Staten Island ferry with a history of accidents, including a fatal wreck in 2003, malfunctioned as it approached its terminal Saturday and smashed into a pier with a jolt that tossed passengers to the deck and hurt as many as 37 people.

Posted Sunday, May 9, 2010

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NYTF–1 Aids Haitian Recovery Efforts

FDNY EMS deploys to Haiti to find and treat quake survivors, NREMT finds no evidence that DCFEMS EMTs cheated on national exams, our legal experts explain who’s responsible for negligent patient care on a call.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Survivor Tales from Southern Storms that Killed 12

Severe storms killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and two in Alabama.

Posted Monday, April 26, 2010

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Tips for How to Dress at MCIs

Selecting the right gear for a mass casualty incident may affect how long your providers are able to operate safely.

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Book Review: Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

For those who enjoy science fiction and horror, Stephen KingÌsÜThe Stand paints one of the best pictures of a horrifying flu that devastates the country. Now, the same scenario is portrayed in a non-fiction work validated by science and strategic emergency operation plans.Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparednessoffers an updated, factual description of the state of the U.S. health-care system and it details the mechanisms, response and preparation needed for a pandemic flu.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Disaster on the Rails

The scene was reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie, but it was the real thing: a multi-situational, multi-jurisdictional train disaster between the neighboring cities of Los Angeles and Glendale, Calif. The time: 0602 hrs, Wednesday, Jan. 26. It_s dark, foggy and raining, and in less than two minutes, 11 people will be dead and 230 others will need rescue, assessment and patient care.

Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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The Stress Paradox

I propose that “error is subsequent to the human factor.” In EMS, human factors collide with the need to decide quickly and act precisely, under conditions that are dynamic, stress-inducing and occasionally hostile.

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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