Mass Casualty Incidents

In the 17th century, the place we now know as„New York City was called„New Amsterdam. Founded by Dutch merchants to start trade, the place was named after the Dutch capital. This Dutch influence in the Big Apple is still present. Old Dutch city names remain, including Flushing, Harlem and„Brooklyn.„New York has become a world capital. And what about the Dutch?This article will provide a renewed acquaintance with the people who many assume to live between tulips. And how do you drive an ambulance wearing wooden shoes?Brief history
Columns

In the play King Henry VI, the character Dick the Butcher says, The first thing we do, let s kill all the lawyers. 1 Shakespeare, in his infinite wisdom, put into prose what people sometimes think about lawyers. Honestly, the law is truly an honorable profession, and the vast majority of lawyers are highly ethical. But then, there are the bottom feeders. And now, the bottom feeders have descended on Louisiana and south Texas in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Columns

In the play King Henry VI, the character Dick the Butcher says, The first thing we do, let s kill all the lawyers. 1 Shakespeare, in his infinite wisdom, put into prose what people sometimes think about lawyers. Honestly, the law is truly an honorable profession, and the vast majority of lawyers are highly ethical. But then, there are the bottom feeders. And now, the bottom feeders have descended on Louisiana and south Texas in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Major Incidents

As Louisiana’s closest neighbor undamaged by Hurricane Katrina, the state of Texas welcomed shell-shocked evacuees with typical Lone Star State hospitality, and more than 200,000 came to the city of Houston alone.
Major Incidents

Operation Assist, responding to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, was a collaboration of medical personnel from the Children’s Health Fund, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Major Incidents

Air medical teams from across the United States played a key role in rescuing trapped residents and evacuating patients stranded in New Orleans hospitals and at the Super­dome following severe flooding from Hurri­cane Katrina.
Major Incidents

Rescuers are frequently directed to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of operation
Major Incidents

When I awoke on Saturday morning and turned on the TV, I heard a news reporter explain that Hurricane Katrina, what was once a Category I hurricane that had crossed south Florida with minimal damage early in the week, was gaining steam and expected to hit land right over New Orleans as a Category IV or V—a tremendously powerful hurricane, she said, capable of great destruction and death throughout south Louisiana. I don’t know what possessed me, but I decided to stay behind to help the sick and injured in New Orleans.
Communications & Dispatch

New Orleans EMS crews were forced to operate in a non-existent incident command environment and without communications with their personnel throughout the first four days of the incident.