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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.

The death of a firefighter attendee and the wounding of three others, including former President Trump, is a tragic reminder of gunshot wound assessment and treatment challenges
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Three patients were transported to a hospital in Cincinnati in critical condition
The U.S. Secret Service had already worked with Butler Memorial Hospital staff on a response plan years earlier when Donald Trump was president
Authorities said no one was in custody following a violent holiday weekend
A Long Beach Fire Department captain said speed was a factor in the Alamitos Bay crash
A mother and son are among the dead after a pickup truck struck a group celebrating July Fourth in a Manhattan park
Deer Park Assistant Fire Chief Dominic Albanese said the crash was horrible and will be tough for the community
Patients complained of respiratory issues after an accidental release of the repellent inside the Lower Nazareth Township Walmart
Syracuse firefighters said they saw so many people on the scene that it was tough to tell who was a victim
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The victims fell approximately 12 feet when the floor collapsed
Training at the Mineral County Airport involved several departments and agencies dealing with a patient surge
A police officer was among the wounded in the shooting in Fordyce
Oakland police said several people were wounded during a sideshow shooting following a Juneteenth celebration that had thousands in attendance
First responders in Syracuse rescued several members of two families including a child trapped in a car
The Oakland County sheriff said the first deputies on scene immediately began applying tourniquets; an 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head is in critical condition
First responders from the Quad-Cities region worked on rescue task force and EMS best practices
Victims’ families have different views about the demolition of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Ogle County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a report of a person threatening to kill themselves and others when they were immediately fired upon
Survivors of the Newtown school shooting shared how the tragedy has shaped them and their future
The effort to build a multimillion-dollar memorial to the 49 people killed in the Orlando shooting was disbanded last year
Nine patients were injured by gunfire in the downtown Madison shooting
Several people were injured, some trapped in portable toilets at the Topsham Fairgrounds
Two patients were flown to hospitals after a tree branch broke off and entered the passenger compartment during the crash
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue medics transported 22 patients due to a CO leak from a water heater
Akron authorities stated dozens of victims had been transported to local hospitals
Allegheny County police stated an altercation took place inside a Penn Hills bar and several people opened fire