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Big-Top Incident

Oklahoma EMTs and paramedics faced an unusual MCI on Oct. 17, 2007, when high, straight-line winds caused a circus-sized tent to collapse at Tulsa's Oktoberfest.

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2008

Semi vs. Bridge

Orland (Ind.) Community Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a semi-versus-bridge incident, where bystanders had reported being unable to find the driver.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Medical Triage for WMD Incidents: Incidents an adaptation of daily triage

The START method of sorting medical casualties has been the key to the survival of trauma victims, particularly at large MCIs.

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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Mo. EMS Provider Details Role in Midwest Floods

Multiple emergency agencies, including the National Guard, participated extensively in the multi-state disaster. However, the role EMS played during this crisis was rarely reported. JEMS contributing photographer, Ray Kemp, had the opportunity to ride with Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) in Missouri during the floods. The LCAD service area includes the Mississippi river towns of Elsberry, Foley and Winfield.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

Manhattan MCI: Report from the pile of a crane collapse

There's no way to prepare for such a horrific event as the West Nickel Mines school shooting. But read the following for the lessons learned by the responders.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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West Nickel Mines School Shooting: How a rural MCI was successfully managed

Read how EMS units handled an MCI with multiple critically wounded children in a peaceful Amish community.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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More Pediatric Trauma Planning

Children are one of the more vulnerable patient populations in a disaster. Read what recent literature says about prehospital pediatric trauma care.

Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2008






 

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