Mobile Operating Room Deployed at UN General Assembly


New York, NY - This September, a DRASH mobile operating room was set up along Manhattan’s East Side as dignitaries from around the world convened for the 65th United Nations General Assembly.

The operating room, a 442 square foot DRASH Trailer Mounted Support System (TMSS) Medium, was just one of several facilities deployed by the U.S. Secret Service to support security efforts during the week-long event.

Staffed by members of the Homeland Security Mobile Trauma Unit from throughout the New York City area, the mobile operating room was set up to provide a space in which doctors could administer immediate care to personnel at the UN should an incident have occurred.

Anyone needing medical attention would have been transported from the UN to the operating room, where medical personnel would have then assessed the patient and either performed emergency field surgery or stabilized the patient before he or she was transported to a local hospital.

The lead agency for security operations at the Assembly, the Secret Service also set up a command post and decontamination area. Several local agencies were on hand as well, including the NYPD and FDNY.

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