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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
Chiefs from FDNY, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte offer lessons from the front lines of past civil unrest
Five people were injured in a Coweta County house fire that claimed six others
Practical takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting for initial treatment and safe transportation
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
Whether to send crews into the warm zone is one of the most difficult for ICs
Police officers, firefighters and providers from other agencies also are on site
A panic sent people rushing for the exits when audience members thought they heard gunfire at the Rochester venue
“We can’t plan for everything, but with the right people, policies, training, and supervision in place we can best handle whatever may come our way”
Justin Tallman stayed with a patient until New Orleans EMS providers arrived and said local police established a perimeter quickly
Hundreds of law enforcement officers and about 200 firefighters will be on hand, and two emergency medical tents will be in place
Roughly 1,700 emergency workers were dispatched to the scene where ambulances lined streets and EMS providers and bystanders performed CPR
Darrell Brooks was found guilty of all 76 charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide
Five years after the Route 91 Harvest Festival MCI, a paramedic reflects on a frightening moment, and the lessons learned
The fire service must heed relevant warnings to prepare for predictable major events and increase department resilience for the truly unpredictable events
Authorities said a 22-year-old man named as a person of interest in the shooting was taken into police custody Monday evening
Our approaches to MCI response and management need to evolve to reflect their increasing complexity and danger
A deeper dive into Unified Command and its common terminology, plus best practices
Test your ability to apply the START algorithm to a collection of simulated MCI patients
It’s time for ICs to reevaluate the first-arriving transport options and coordination with the facilities that will receive patients
The best way to avoid analysis-paralysis during an MCI is to ‘get some of your thinking out of the way’ beforehand
Oscar Monterossa served in the U.S. Army for four years as a combat medic, but it was the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting where the paramedic felt most vulnerable
Confidence can only be obtained through realistic MCI drills that truly test the system
An honest and objective community assessment will highlight the many potential MCI events that could occur in any jurisdiction
How small or rural fire departments can plan and train for MCIs
Simple ways to build collaboration among agencies and involve the community
Real challenges of an MCI from a metropolitan city’s perspective
It’s time to make MCI training part of the regular rotation