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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 (MCIs). The FireRescue1 MCI resource page details best practices for significant incidents, including active shooter and terrorist events, transportation incidents like bus crashes or train derailments, and other incidents that could involve many victims.

The vessel was carrying 764 tons of hazardous materials, including flammables and corrosives, in 56 containers
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
Six people who were part of a construction crew filling potholes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge are missing
A bomb in a van in the underground parking garage exploded killing six people, injuring over 1,000
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
Practical takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting for initial treatment and safe transportation
A video shared from the scene showed someone apparently performing chest compressions on a shooting victim as another person, seemingly writhing in pain, lay on the ground nearby
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
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
Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said no one else is believed to be inside the Sandman Signature Hotel
Authorities believe a gas leak caused the explosion at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Fort Worth
The blast blew out the ground floor of the 20-story Sandman Signature Hotel in downtown Fort Worth
Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante said the first officers found multiple gunshot wound victims at the Perry school
The front two cars of the Bay Area Rapid Transit train derailed after leaving Orinda
Major responses, award and honors, conflicts overseas, devastating wildfires and e-Bike blazes made headlines
A Marion County Fire Rescue ambulance overturned in a collision with a bus and pickup truck
Six people are dead after a semi crashed into the rear of a charter bus carrying high school students
A tractor-trailer rear-ended a charter bus carrying students in Licking County
Two people had to be extricated from the car after both vehicles crashed into a Long Beach restaurant
Fog similar to what contributed to the deadly Oct. pileup led to another crash
A gas explosion collapsed part of a multi-family structure in Wappingers Falls
The suspect had been sought since the Wednesday night shootings that killed 18 people and wounded 13
Mass shootings remind us of our shared vulnerability and that we will always be there for our communities
Gov. Janet Mills provided an update to the number of dead and wounded in an active shooter incident at to locations in Lewiston
Leaders must ensure that the necessary counseling and recovery resources are available for their responders