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Arlington County, Va., Task Force Rethinks Active Shooter Incident Response

We've trained for WMD responses. But what about the greatest threat for mass casualty: the well-armed, well-supplied lone gunman? Who's trained to respond to that?

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Call to Action: EMS Providers Extricate and Treat Patient in Black Friday

Missouri EMS providers extricated and transported a woman who suffered internal injuries and fractures after her car collided with a tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Commuter Bus Collision: Providers treat multiple patients involved in a collision at an intersection

Firefighter/paramedics treat passengers of a commuter bus and the driver of a vehicle that collided at a Los Angeles-area intersection.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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Flight 1404: The response & lessons learned from the crash at Denver

In December 2008, a Boeing 737 was 2,600 feet into its takeoff roll at Denver International Airport, going approximately 150 mph, when it suddenly veered off the runway. Read how the Denver Health Paramedic Division triaged and transported 38 patients, and what lessons they learned from the incident.

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009

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Call to Action: Injured Pedestrian

Posted Monday, August 3, 2009

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Crushed

Get a first-hand account of how proper treatment of Crush Syndrome helped save Sgt. John McLoughlin, who was trapped under World Trade Center rubble for 22 hours.

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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MCI Efficiency: It Takes More than Triage Tags to Run an MCI

You can get by at an MCI using the basic principles of MCI management, but if you want to refine your processes and run a highly efficient MCI, there are a few additional aspects to consider in your planning.

Posted Friday, May 8, 2009

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Trauma at the Tunnel

On Sept. 12, 2008, a commuter train headed north from downtown L.A. collided head on with a southbound freight train, instantly killing 25 and injuring 107. It would become the worst railroad accident in California's history.

Posted Monday, May 4, 2009


 

 

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