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Mass Casualty Incidents

As the military saying goes, “Prior planning prevents poor performance.” This phrase can be applied to preparing for mass casualty incidents. Check this page for articles and resources on ensuring you and your department are ready for the unexpected, as well as the latest updates on major incidents in the United States and across the world.

MCI trailers provide a critical tool for dealing with emergency incidents
It’s on agencies to provide opportunities for community members to learn the skills needed to potentially save the life of a stranger or loved one
Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens
Uvalde families file suit against nearly 100 state police officers following a report that listed “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems
Police said the pickup crossed the center line on Highway 20 in Idaho Falls and struck the van
A bus carrying farm workers overturned after it collided with a truck in Marion County
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
The bus driver lost control and struck a guardrail on I-95 in Harford County
LAFD said 16 patients were transported, 37 were treated on the scene
Las Cruces police said the driver was trying to park her and stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake
A 16-year-old was arrested for opening fire inside Sanford venue after a fight
Take control of the situation and establish command as soon as possible to start triaging and transporting patients
The California Highway Patrol said multiple passengers were ejected in the crash
Two children were killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the Berlin Township building where the party was hosted
Survivors, now adults, rely on counseling to cope with trauma of the shooting 25 years ago
Members of the University of South Carolina’s Sigma Phi Epsilon were traveling to New Orleans when the bus hit a concrete barrier
UMass Lowell EMS and PrideStar Trinity EMS held a large exercise at Tsongas Center
Indianapolis officers faced “a large group of juveniles,” including several who were shot
The marina’s owner adjusted services to meet first responders’ needs, such as keeping the fuel dock open 24/7 and opening the cafe for most of the day
Divers sent to work beneath the bridge debris and container ship will encounter challenging conditions, including limited visibility and moving currents
Maryland first responders are transitioning to a recovery operation to find six men who were filling potholes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge when it collapsed
Rescuers pulled two people out of the water after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed; six people remain unaccounted for
No matter the incident’s size, scanning patient wristbands keeps all responders and clinicians united
Tornadoes tore through several central U.S. states, flattening homes and trailers in an RV park and killing at least three people in Ohio
Steve Whitehead breaks down how real-world MCI scenes differ from those we practice
First responders trained in triage and other skills at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Over 20 states have enacted legislation to provide digital mapping, site-specific labeling to give first responders critical details
First responders in Aurora treated patients ranged in age from 1 month to 31 years old