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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.

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Steve Whitehead breaks down how real-world MCI scenes differ from those we practice
Practical takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting for initial treatment and safe transportation
How a state’s wristband system and Pulsara redefined safety at the Texas Renaissance Festival
UMass Lowell EMS and PrideStar Trinity EMS held a large exercise at Tsongas Center
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
Tornadoes tore through several central U.S. states, flattening homes and trailers in an RV park and killing at least three people in Ohio
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
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
A bomb in a van in the underground parking garage exploded killing six people, injuring over 1,000
Research underscores the life-saving impact of administering whole blood transfusions as quickly as possible
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
A Loudoun County firefighters was killed and two civilians are among the injured after a gas leak, explosion
Law enforcement relayed that 11 of the victims were children who were transported to Children’s Mercy, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the city
Video shows the moment a car crashed into St. David’s North Austin Medical Center ED in Austin
First responders from several agencies responded to a crash involving two charter speed boats
Trainers across the country are including pyrotechnics, paid actors and virtual reality to better simulate realism for first responders
Authorities report several people were killed when a plane crashed into a Clearwater mobile home park
Boise Fire Department Operations Chief Aaron Hummel described the scale of the scene as a “global collapse”
Authorities stated 23 vehicles were involved in the initial chain-reaction crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Most of the first Monterey Park firefighters on the scene of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting had less than five years on the job
The NTSB, FAA are assisting local authorities in investigating the cause of the hot air balloon crash in Elroy
Gasoline was poured into a fire pit after the fire did not ignite as expected
MedStar personnel describe their first moments on the scene of the Sandman Signature Hotel explosion
MedStar stated 15 patients were transported from the Sandman Signature Hotel in Fort Worth after an explosion
Fort Worth Fire Department PIO Craig Trojacek are working a mass casualty incident at the Sandman Signature Hotel