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Real Life Rescues: The Rise of the MCI

Dov Maisel and Raphael Poch discuss mass-casualty incident training in response to the three large-scale MCIs that took place in Israel this year.
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United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Holds MCI Drill

United Hatzalah of Israel recently held a mass casualty incident training exercise for its women’s unit.
A firefighter works to put out a blaze at the COVID-19 ICU section of the Hospital for Infectious Diseases in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Fire in Romanian Hospital Kills at Least 7 People

A fire at a hospital in the Romanian port city of Constanta killed at least seven COVID-19 patients, authorities said Friday.
Workers stand Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, near toppled cars from an Amtrak train that derailed Saturday, just west of Joplin, Mont.

Investigators Seek Cause of Deadly MT Train Derailment

Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend.

Survivors of Russian University Shooting Airlifted to Moscow

Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment.
People stand behind the fence near the Perm State University, in Perm, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Shooting at University in Russia Leaves Eight Dead, 28 Hurt

A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said.
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The EMS Handoff: Disaster Preparedness with NAEMT

This week, Eric, Bradley and David welcome the Disaster Preparedness committee to celebrate National Disaster Preparedness Month.
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Patient Tracking and Victim Reunification

This manuscript attempts to answer why patient tracking and family reunification continue to be a challenge in mass-casualty incidents.
Firefighters attend the scene of a damaged bus near Szabadbattyan, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after crashing through a guardrail and tipping into a roadside ditch. Police say at least eight people are dead and dozens injured.

Hungary Bus Crash Kills Eight, Injures Dozens

A bus traveling on a highway in Hungary crashed through a guardrail and tipped over early Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens
Forensic officers walk in Biddick Drive in the Keyham area of Plymouth, England Friday Aug. 13, 2021 where six people were killed in a shooting incident.

UK Man Kills Five in Rare Mass Shooting, Turns Gun on Himself

A 22-year-old man who shot and killed five people in Plymouth before turning the weapon on himself had a gun license, police said.